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Reading: Teaching Methods

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local education authorities participated in the (a) initial and (b) subsequent pilot using synthetic phonics to teach children to read. (197679)

The Early Reading Development pilot (ERDp) ran in 18 local authorities during 2005/06.

The local authorities involved in this pilot were:

Barnsley

Cheshire

Coventry

Hertfordshire

Islington

Leeds

Liverpool

Luton

Manchester

Medway

Nottingham City

Peterborough

Redcar and Cleveland

Stoke-on-Trent

Tameside

Tower Hamlets

Waltham Forest

Wiltshire.

In 2006/07, the Communication, Language and Literacy Development (CLLD) programme was developed, implementing the recommendations from the Rose Review. 32 further local authorities participated in the programme (in addition to the 18 local authorities who had been involved in the ERDp):

Bath and North East Somerset

Birmingham

Blackburn with Darwen

Bury

Dorset

Ealing

East Sussex

Essex

Gloucestershire

Greenwich

Hackney

Hammersmith and Fulham

Haringey

Hartlepool

Kent

Kingston-upon-Hull

Knowsley

Lambeth

Lewisham

Middlesbrough

North Tyneside

Oldham

Sandwell

Sefton

Sheffield

Shropshire

Southampton

Southwark

Surrey

Swindon

Thurrock

Torbay.

From April 2008, a further 50 local authorities will join the CLLD programme:

Barking and Dagenham

Bolton

Bradford

Brent

Bristol, City of

Calderdale

Camden

Cornwall

Croydon

Cumbria

Derby

Derbyshire

Doncaster

Dudley

Durham

Enfield

Gateshead

Halton

Hampshire

Hounslow

Kirklees

Lancashire

Leicester

Lincolnshire

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newham

Norfolk

North East Lincolnshire

Northamptonshire

Northumberland

Nottinghamshire

Plymouth

Rochdale

Rotherham

Salford

South Tyneside

St. Helens

Staffordshire

Stockport

Stockton-on-Tees

Suffolk

Sunderland

Wakefield

Walsall

Wandsworth

Westminster

Wigan

Wirrall

Wolverhampton

Worcestershire.