How schools can prepare for the Phonics Screening Check – a practical guide

Oxford University Press White Paper: Phonics is Knowledge by Ruth Miskin Training consultant Hayley Goldsworthy The Federal Government last week announced its commitment to introducing literacy and numeracy checks for Year 1 students. The literacy component would include a Phonics Screening Check. Oxford University Press has developed a white paper titled ‘Phonics is Knowledge’ to […]

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Suspension and exclusion rates from schools in most Australian states are skyrocketing. Are we inclusive or exclusive?

By Professor Emeritus Merv Hyde PhD AM, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast More and more students are being suspended and excluded from schools than in the past, according to recent reports from several Australian school systems.  We have even seen rapidly escalating rates of student suspensions from Prep and Grade 1 classes.  Disturbingly, some states […]

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