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Last reviewed on 6 August 2021
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See examples of literacy skills audits, and get expert advice on auditing staff members’ GPS skills.

See an example skills audit for staff

Northamptonshire Council has published a guide to building an outstanding reading school (click the 'Research' tab to download the document). The guidance has an audit (page 18) which includes questions for staff on areas such as their:

  • Understanding of phonics, and how to use them to improve children's word-reading
  • Knowledge of children's books
  • Strategies to improve reading comprehension

The guidance also has questions for auditing parents' involvement, your school library, and how you're using books and other resources.

Auditing grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS)

On a scale of 1-10, how would you assess your confidence in GPS? On a scale of 1-10, how would you assess your competence in GPS? Which aspects of GPS do you feel most secure with? Which aspects of GPS do you feel least secure with? What do you think is the best way to

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