Either I've missed another initiative from the UK or you've fallen through a time warp. There hasn't been a "new" Literacy Strategy since 1998, unless you're talking about the "Primary Framework", and even this is five years old. The new government is currently fannying around with curriculum consultation committees so who knows what claptrap they'll come up with. Don't wait for the English government. You can ignore them anyway as you work in an international school. If there's a decent scheme out there, get it, but they'rel all far from perfect. Are you teaching a class with a large number of EAL children? In my experience, children in KS1 and lower KS2 tend to struggle massively with age-appropriate literacy material from the UK if they are not native speakers. This is particularly the case with reading materials because of a lack of vocabulary and cultural differences. For example, I am going to give some of my Year 4 EAL children Year 1 spelling materials, and even the highest achieving non-native speakers in Year 4 can only handle Year 3 comprehension texts.