Morgan, six, invited to meet PM

John Phillips A SCHOOL credited with improving children s reading through a pioneering one-to-one tuition programme, has been invited to Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Dorothy Barley Infant School English teacher Rosie Phipps, year two pupil Morgan

John Phillips

A SCHOOL credited with improving children's reading through a pioneering one-to-one tuition programme, has been invited to Downing Street to meet Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Dorothy Barley Infant School English teacher Rosie Phipps, year two pupil Morgan Laing, six, and her mum Cindy, will attend the Whitehall reception on Wednesday, April 22.

Their school in Davington Road, Dagenham, was one of just 16 to receive an award for the delivery of the Every Child A Reader reading and phonics programme at the Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, on January 30.


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Rosie gives intensive half-an-hour daily tuition to five pupils as part of the reading recovery project and more literacy support to another 30 children in a bid to stop them lagging behind their peers.

Miss Phipps, 43, said: "I think it's a great honour for the school. We've worked very hard on reading recovery.

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"We teach children who have got specific difficulties with literary, lots of trouble reading. It's been extremely successful in our school.

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