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PAT (Phonic Awareness Training)

PAT is designed to develop speed, fluency and accuracy in word finding, spelling and handwriting. The PAT (Phonological Awareness Training) programme is designed to help pupils to read, spell and write phonically regular words.  The programme covers a very precise aspect of literacy development and should not be regarded as a complete reading programme. Pupils are identified as benefiting from the intervention

Pupils need to experience a wide range of picture books, stories, poems and rhymes to develop literacy skills.  This programme is designed to be used alongside these and not to replace them. The regular programme can provide intensive work on reading, spelling and handwriting all within the same activity.