Early day motion 1532

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PHONICS-BASED READING TEST FOR SIX YEAR OLDS

That this House endorses the views of many early years experts in calling for a rethink on the introduction of a phonics-based reading test for all 6 year olds; believes that phonics can play a crucial part in reading but that a simplistic exclusive focus on phonics can distort children's learning and limit the breadth of their experience; believes that reading should be enjoyable and that children need to look for meaning as they read in order to develop fluency and understanding; and further believes that young children need to have highly trained teachers with an understanding of child development and that such teachers are best placed to identify children who are not reading at an appropriate level for their age and level of development through appropriate monitoring and observation.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Alexander, Heidi Labour Party Lewisham East 26.04.2011
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 13.06.2011
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 03.03.2011
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 08.03.2011
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 08.03.2011
Cunningham, Tony Labour Party Workington 16.03.2011
Engel, Natascha Labour Party North East Derbyshire 26.04.2011
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 09.03.2011
Foster, Don Liberal Democrats Bath 17.06.2011
Glass, Pat Labour Party North West Durham 08.03.2011
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 09.05.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 07.03.2011
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 03.05.2011
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 10.03.2011
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 09.03.2011
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 26.04.2011
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 10.05.2011
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 05.05.2011
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 07.03.2011
McGovern, Alison Labour Party Wirral South 26.04.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 08.03.2011
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 14.03.2011
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 16.03.2011
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 24.03.2011
Sheerman, Barry Labour Party Huddersfield 03.03.2011
Watts, Dave Labour Party St Helens North 05.04.2011
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 10.03.2011
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 21.06.2011