Sir Jim Rose

Sir Jim Rose

Former Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Primary Education and Director of Inspection for OFSTED.

Sir Jim Rose was formerly Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMI) of Primary Education, and Director of Inspection for the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) in England. He is the author of the influential 2006 report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools.

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Teaching reading – it's simple but not simplistic
Teaching reading – it's simple but not simplistic

Today’s reader submission is by Sir Jim Rose, author of the influential 2006 UK report The Independent review of the teaching of early reading, which led to the adoption of mandatory teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in English primary schools. Here, he discusses ‘the simple view of reading’ and its implications.