9th November 2015
Nick Gibb, Secretary of State for School Reform, has identified that The William Amory has been noteworthy in our achievements. This is not the first time we have received a letter from the Secretary of State as we also were commended by David Laws for our pupil progress in January 2015.
A big well done the Key Stage I staff and all the pupils who have worked to hard. We’re all very proud!
I am writing to convey my warmest congratulations to you, your staff and your pupils for the very high standard of achievement in 2015 phonics screening check.
We wants to ensure that every child develops a firm grasp of phonics which is why I was so delighted to see your results. With at least 95% of pupils at The William Amory Primary School reaching or exceeding the pass mark in the check, your school is in the top 5% of schools of all primary schools in the country.
This year’s figures show that 99% pupils who achieve the expected standard in the check go on to achieve at least the expected standard in Key Stage 1 Reading, which underlines the value of developing the ability to decode words effectively at an early age.
I am pleased to learn that you have ensured that every Year 1 child in your school has a firm foundation for reading, from which they can develop further reading skills and become increasingly fluent readers.
Thank you for your work in this vital area of a child’s early development and congratulations again to you and your staff for their hard work and professionalism.
With best wishes
Nick Gibb MP