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Last updated on 18 July 2016
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School types: All · School phases: Primary

When should children be taught correct rather than phonetic spelling? We refer to the National Curriculum for English, which has guidance on spelling and phonics. You will also find a spelling policy from a school.

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  1. DfE guidance on spelling
  2. Spelling in the English programmes of study
  3. Progressing from phonics: example from a school

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