Hi everybody, quick question... I am a reception NQT and I work in a south London school and I have a number of EAL children. I want to award scale point W7 to a number of children who i think they are using their phonic but are spelling words wrong because of their accents e.g. ch-ai-nn for train and m-ai for my. can i give them the scale point? Also, how consistant does a child using phonics have to be? Any help would very much appreciated or should i say 'a-per-r-ee-she-ai-t-ed'.