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YEAR ONE PHONICS CHECK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 774: tabled on 26 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the year one phonics screening check was analysed in a recent UK Literacy Association (UKLA) survey by an independent researcher at Sheffield Hallam University; further notes the survey overwhelmingly indicates that in teachers' and headteachers' professional judgment, the phonics screening check for six-year-olds has been costly, time-consuming and unnecessary, and can undermine the assurance of more fluent readers by labelling them as failures; agrees with the UKLA, the teacher unions and other professional associations that checks like this should not be imposed on all children, but used judiciously where a teacher thinks it would help to identify specific needs in a particular child; and calls on the Government to listen to the voice of professionals on this issue and ensure that the phonics screening check is not used in subsequent years for all children in year one, but is instead implemented at teachers' discretion.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ainsworth, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2012
Coventry North East
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2012
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2013
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Gower
Sarah Champion,
Signed on 16 January 2013
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
West Lancashire
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2012
Leyton and Wanstead
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2013
Sefton Central
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2013
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2012
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2013
Eastbourne
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Mansfield
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2012
Southport
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 28 November 2012
Liverpool, Walton
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Bolsover
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2013
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Bradford South
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 January 2013
Bristol West
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.