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Get to grips with the DfE's list of phonics products and its core criteria for effective phonics teaching. Find out how three schools are using phonics programmes.

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What are the approved programmes?

The DfE has a list of programmes that meet its "core criteria for effective systematic synthetic phonics teaching".

They are: 

How should we choose which one to use?

The DfE encourages you to make your own professional judgement about which phonics programmes to use. Consider the core criteria for phonics teaching when making