I am a secondary level English teacher currently teaching bottom set Y7. They are a very weak group, more like a primary school group really. A large number of them have reading ages below age 6 including at least two who are functionally illiterate. My task is to improve their English skills which includes some very basis skills such as phonics. My HOD has tasked me to find some resources to purchase to help with this. As I am not an SED specialist I'm at a bit of a loss. Any suggestions of reading schemes/ writing schemes/ reading books etc etc that people can give me will be gratefully recieved. Thanks.