Craig welcomes England’s best ever reading results

Craig Mackinlay MP has welcomed yesterday’s announcement that reforms to the national curriculum have seen the best reading standards in England for over 15 years.

In 2010 the Government announced that all schools would be required to use phonics to teach children to read and since then England has risen to joint 8th in the world for reading standards – improving the reading level of pupils from all backgrounds.

For South Thanet this means that more children are getting the skills they need to excel later in life.

This follows official statistics, released last week, which show 14,522 children in South Thanet are now attending schools rated good or outstanding – an increase of 3140 since 2010.

Craig Mackinlay MP has welcomed this latest confirmation of rising school standards:

“This is great news for South Thanet as more children are gaining the skills they need to excel in later life.

“Standards in our schools are rising because of the changes the Conservatives have made to the curriculum and the hard work of teachers in my constituency.

“These results show that we are building a Britain fit for the future, and makes sure that every child in South Thanet gets the best start in life.”