Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw
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Sir Michael Wilshaw: School literacy standards have stalled

The new chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has said that literacy standards in England's schools have stalled.

He also told Newnight's Emily Maitlis that, to raise the bar, teachers must get specialist training in teaching phonics - a system of sounding out letter sounds and combinations.

BBC NEWS Programmes Newsnight

  • 15 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK