This is a really serious issue. Someone commented just today that the local authority were promoting intervention which was still pushing the multi-cueing of the searchlights reading strategies. Just to make this clear - this means that any local authorities doing this are in effect saying: The Rose recommendations are fine for the stronger schools and stronger pupils and the strategies which the Rose Report rejects are appropriate for the weaker schools and the weaker pupils. The Reading Reform Foundation wishes to address this issue of intervention because it is a dreadful contradiction if people in authority purport to be in line with Rose and then continue to promote multi-cueing intervention programmes. Gordon Brown continues to promote Reading Recovery which is absolutely not in line with the Rose recommendations. We have even heard on this forum of Reading Recovery being started as soon as in reception. Please support this thread and tell us what seems to be going on in your authorities. Also, please report how you feel about this even if you are not aware of any practice in your local authority.