They jolly well like us better

6th February 2004 at 00:00
More than half of schools now use a commercial phonics scheme to help teach children to read. A poll of 100 schools for Jolly Learning, maker of Jolly Phonics, found that 54 per cent of schools were using the system.

Chris Jolly, the company's managing director, said its popularity indicated growing dissatisfaction with the Government's approach to reading.

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