Bassingham Primary School hosted a ‘Phonics Roadshow’ for the Department of Education (DfE) on Friday, 29th March with forty five teachers attending. The school was selected to be one of only twelve schools in England to host such an event. Forty five teachers from different schools in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire spent the morning looking at how Bassingham teach phonics and reading with their younger pupils. Collins Publishers hosted the Phonics Roadshows which are designed to showcase best practice in the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics and early readers.
Mr Ian Howells, Headteacher commented: “It is a testament to the consistent hard work and high quality teaching by the staff; we are extremely proud to have been selected to host the Phonics workshop. As a school our outcomes are regularly above both the local and national data and therefore it does feel good to be noticed. We firmly believe that knowing every child, as an individual is vital to success. We are a family and are justifiably proud of our very high standards and outcomes. As a learning community, we aim for excellence and recognise that every member of the school can make a difference to those around them.”