Publishers of Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programmes must complete a self-assessment process based on criteria, which are then reviewed by independent evaluators.
There is no statutory requirement for schools to choose one of the SSP programmes on the validated list. However, validation status indicates that a programme has been self-assessed by its publisher and judged by a small panel with relevant expertise and that both consider it to meet all of the DFE criteria for an effective systematic synthetic phonics programme.
A complete systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme is one that provides:
The following is the current list of validated SSP programmes:
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GES Simply Letters & Sounds