Harris Primary Academy (formerly Downhills)

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Harris Primary Academy (formerly Downhills)

Post by geraldinecarter » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:52 pm

Gove had a very bloody battle to change Downhills Primary School in Tottenham into Academy in Sept 2012. According to the Ofsted Report the school has adopted phonics - probably Ruth Miskin's though they don't specify which programme - and staff are still coming to grips with the programme. However, the change in a few months is staggering:
Last week's results indicate a major turnaround: it has more than doubled the number of pupils passing the Government's new phonics test check for six-year-olds from 36 per cent to 75 per cent. In the results for 11-year-olds, those reaching the required reading standard are up from 67 per cent to 78 per cent and maths from 69 per cent to 81 per cent.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/educa ... 13892.html

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