Evening all! I have been given the unenviable task of introducing, and putting a system of assessment and teaching in place for Letters and Sounds. We have previously been using a mish-mash of RWI, Jolly Phonics and other schemes, such as Letts. Because the 'system' in place at the moment is a bit higgledy-piggledy, we would like to put Letters and Sounds into place, so we know which phase our children are in all the way through the school, if necessary, and how to take their learning forward. We are an outstanding school, renowned for our children's ability in reading, and our TAs are very experienced (but often 'old-fashioned' in the way they are deployed in the classroom, sitting in the corner doing individual readers all day). Our system works!! ......and is therefore very difficult to change! I don't want to change the system much, but our children at the moment are not getting 20 mins of whole-class phonics teaching per day. I think I'll do a tracking system and planning format, explaining what we need as a school, and then do lesson observations / planning scrutiny in the future. Think I'm going to get 'tutted' at regardless, but I'd like to keep the tuts at a minimum...I don't mind a few tuts here and there, but I'd like everyone to get behind the new system, being positive about it from the outset! There is a bit of bad feeling about failed phonic schemes in the past (for various reasons that I won't go into now), so I was wondering if anyone had any presentations, resources, handouts, or generally, words of wisdom for me in this fairly daunting task! Will also be my first piece of INSET in front of our new Head and Chair of Govs! eeeek! :-/ Thanks in advance!