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Essential Letters and Sounds

Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS)

Essential programme for getting all children to read well, quickly

Welcome to Essential Letters and Sounds. Developed for teachers, by teachers from Knowledge Schools Trust, this programme is designed to ensure that all children learn to read well and make speedy progress.

  • An affordable, easy-to-use, DfE validated phonics programme that gets all children reading quickly
  • Developed by Knowledge Schools Trust
  • Helps schools deliver more effective teaching of phonics based on Letters and Sounds (2007)
  • Works with the decodable books you may already have in your classroom
  • A daily, same structure approach to teaching phonics that gives children and teachers consistency and security
  • Offers a full range of high quality teacher training available at all times, for all staff, delivered by Knowledge Schools Trust. This is purchased separately, via Knowledge Schools Trust
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An Introduction to Essential Letters and Sounds

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An Introduction to Essential Letters and Sounds

Register for one of our dedicated Teams sessions in December (1st, 8th, 15th) or January (4th, 11th, 18th) to find out more about Essential Letters and Sounds. Our expert Local Educational Consultants will take you through the programme, and answer any questions you may have.

Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS)