Nick Gibb – 2021 Comments on Boosting Core Skills of Pupils

The comments made by Nick Gibb, the School Standards Minister, on 9 July 2021.

Maths and English are the foundations for every child’s education. Being sure we are using the most effective teaching methods – phonics for reading and the maths mastery approach for teaching maths – is key to ensuring every child has the best start to their time at primary school and the best introduction to the challenges of secondary education.

This programme is designed to support schools in using evidenced-based methods proven to give children the best start to their education.