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At Knights Enham Schools we provide…

Inclusive and ambitious learning experiences where our school community feels safe and motivated to achieve their best.

‘Together We Achieve’

English is at the heart of all children’s learning. The ability to communicate clearly and read confidently is essential for success in education and an important life skill. We want the children at Knights Enham School to see themselves as lifelong readers and writers. 

We recognise their entitlement to high-quality teaching which will: 

  • Develop a love of reading that will last beyond school. 

  • Equip children with effective comprehension skills. 

  • Teach children to become assured writers, who can apply their skills in all types of writing.

  • Ensure children can use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation to communicate clearly. 

  • Help children to speak confidently, express their viewpoints clearly, and listen to the viewpoints of others

Phonics at Knights Enhams School

Why at the Infants School? 

Information to come

Why at the Junior School? 

Schools need to prioritise teaching the alphabetic code to pupils, of any age, who are not able to decode accurately or who are otherwise at risk of not learning to read.  Intervention is most effective when it occurs promptly. Ongoing assessment of all children’s phonic knowledge is critical to identifying pupils who need intervention. They need to be taught the alphabetic code as effectively and as swiftly as possible so that they do not fall behind their peers, and so that they have full access to the curriculum that proficient reading gives them.


Rapid phonics intervention programme delivered daily by LSAs during whole class spelling time.


  • Delivered across the school 
  • Teachers identify children who they suspect of having gaps in their phonics knowledge in reading, spelling or both. This will be done using professional judgement, data from infant school (phonics check and Yr 2 SATs) and evidence from books. 
  • LSAs will use the placement tests to determine where children need to begin on the programme.
  • Children will be grouped according to their starting points. .
  • All LSAs are trained to deliver the programme.
  • In addition, LSAs will also read with children in the phonics programme 3 times a week using the matched phonically decodable books for the level the children are currently working on.

The document below give you a whole school overview of English in school.

English Guidance

English Guidance 2024

Handwriting Guidance

Phonics Intervention Approach

Reading Intervention Approach