Fiona has welcomed the announcement that reforms to the national curriculum have seen the best reading standards in England for over 15 years. In 2010 the Government announced that all schools would be required to use phonics to teach children to read and since then England has risen to joint 8th in the world for reading standards – improving the reading level of pupils from all backgrounds.
This means that more children are getting the skills they need to excel later in life. This follows official statistics, released last week, which show 14,107 children in the Congleton Constituency are now attending schools rated good or outstanding – an increase of 2,636 since 2010.
“This is great news for the Congleton Constituency as more children are gaining the skills they need to excel in later life. Reading Standards in our schools are rising because of the changes the Government has made to the curriculum and the hard work of local teachers to make sure that every child in Congleton gets the best start in life.”