Trafford Council schools among best in the country - again

Trafford schools have been praised after being placed in the top 10 in the country for phonics screening.

Primary school children achieved an impressive 86.3% in their phonics screening check. Phonics is a method for teaching reading and writing of the English language, and the check tests how well pupils have done.

Schools minister Nick Gibb MP has written to Trafford Council to congratulate the borough for their impressive results.

He said:

This is a significant achievement and is a credit to the hard work and professionalism of teachers and head teachers in your schools."

Mr Gibb added:

Getting the fundamentals right at an early age is vital for children. Achieving early fluency in decoding is a necessary first step in acquiring the key skill of reading.

Reading well is a good indicator of success at secondary school and in later life."

Cllr Jane Baugh, Trafford Council Executive member for Children's Services, said:

Congratulations to all our children, teachers and council officers on their fantastic achievement in coming in the top 10.

We believe that education is fundamentally important and we want every child to achieve their true potential. It is therefore essential for the future success of young people that we ensure they are fluent in reading and writing.

We are so fortunate to have such outstanding primary schools in Trafford."

The success is one in a latest of achievements made by primary school pupils in Trafford. In September, it was revealed pupils in Trafford achieved the second best results in the whole country in Key Stage 2 attainment outcomes.

Posted on Friday 1st February 2019