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Literacy standards 'fall short' says watchdog

England's chief inspector of schools is warning that too many children are leaving primary school unable to read or write fluently - and could be helped by rigorous teaching in phonics.

Christine Gilbert says literacy standards among many 11-year-olds fall "stubbornly short" of what is achievable.

The BBC's Angela Harrison reports.

  • 14 Nov 2010