The teaching of phonics will be a high priority, with dedicated daily phonics sessions throughout Foundation and KS1 and 2, embedding the core skills of segmenting and blending. We will ensure consistency in our approach through adopting a well-researched and proven systematic synthetics phonics program. This will be underpinned by outstanding teacher subject knowledge, rigorous assessment, pace, high levels of pupil engagement and achievement, progression in the level of challenge and a core expectation that pupils master the skills necessary for competent reading, writing and spelling. The Read Write Inc scheme will enable daily, dedicated rehearsal of segmenting, blending and handwriting to ensure a multi-sensory approach, and will remain focused on our approach to extending and developing understanding of the meaning of challenging vocabulary from the earliest years. There will be no separation between phonics and spelling, with a consistent approach to the teaching of encoding words. All staff are intensively trained in the teaching of phonics.