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DfE phonics changes: FAQs



The DfE are bringing in some changes that will impact the teaching of phonics in many schools, and the phonics books that are likely to be required in 2021/22.

Our curriculum specialists have put together some FAQs to help you understand the changes and find the best books to suit your school's approach. 





Read our phonics FAQs

Books for primary and secondary schools

At Peters we have decades of experience, and we're passionate about inspiring children and young people to read.

We believe all young people should have access to great books, and inspiring spaces to enjoy them in. Our librarians and curriculum specialists read and review more than 10,000 newly published children's and young adult books every year, so we can help and advise on your reading requirements.

News and blog

Proud of Me: Celebrating diverse families

22 Jun 2021

Proud of Me: Celebrating diverse families

For Pride Month and School Diversity Week, author Sarah Hagger-Holt opens up about writing her book 'Proud of Me' and how she was inspired by the experience of real LGBTQ+ families.

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RSE Day 2021 - Secondary

Ahead of RSE Day on 24th June, our team have highlighted some of the best books to support teaching of the new RSE curriculum in secondary schools.

KS5 fiction and non-fiction

The latest fiction and non-fiction highlights for secondary school libraries.

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