• A colourful library with two sets of stools in front of a large oval table © Education Services Australia
  • Adults in a classroom sit around a table ©
  • A girl and boy in blue and yellow polo shirts in a playground © Education Services Australia
  • A teacher drawing a diagram for two students © Education Services Australia
  • A teacher reading a book for two young students ©
  • A teacher and three primary school students work together in a classroom ©
  • Boy in blue polo shirt looks at his classmate’s book © Education Services Australia
  • Boy in navy polo shirt smiles while using a laptop © Education Services Australia
  • Boy in a red t-shirt writing in a notebook © in the uk
  • Boy pointing at phonics sheet on smart whiteboard while three classmates watch © Education Services Australia
  • Boy uses tablet device with headphones on © Education Services Australia
  • Children sit on the mat while a teacher reads them a story ©
  • Four people at laptops having a discussion © Education Services Australia
  • Four people talking while one points enthusiastically at a laptop © Education Services Australia
  • Four students in blue polo shirts having a conversation in front of a smart whiteboard © Education Services Australia
  • Girl wearing a blue shirt reading a book in a classroom © 2019 Claire Bonner, used under license from Austockphoto
  • Girl showing tablet device to teacher © Education Services Australia
  • Girl uses tablet device with pink and white headphones © Education Services Australia
  • Girl with hair tied up in red hair ties © Education Services Australia
  • Indigenous primary school female student holding books in a classroom © 2019 Claire Bonner, used under license from Austockphoto
  • Male teacher writing on the blackboard of a classroom © Stocksy/Miquel Llonch
  • Man reading picture book with granddaughter on his lap © Education Services Australia
  • Mother and daughter read a book on the couch © iStock/FatCamera
  • Mother helps son with glasses device © Education Services Australia
  • Mother reading picture book with her daughter © Stocksy/Saptak Ganguly
  • Schoolgirl smiles as she reads a book in a school library © iStock/EDI Production
  • Side view of a student’s desk, with folder and pencil case © Flickr/elinerijpers
  • Six-year-old boy learns to write © Shutterstock/Dziurek
  • Teacher in blue scarf speaking to two other teachers © Education Services Australia
  • Teacher helping child with their school work © 2019 Claire Bonner, used under license from Austockphoto
  • Teacher helping her pupils in a class activity © Stocksy United/ALTO IMAGES
  • Teacher helping young schoolgirl to draw © 2019 Claire Bonner, used under license from Austockphoto
  • Teacher showing tablet device to three young students © Education Services Australia
  • Three girls excitedly reading in a library © Education Services Australia
  • Three students in red polo shirts look at a tablet device © Education Services Australia
  • Two girls read a book with a dog on a yellow-cushioned seat © Education Services Australia
  • Two women having a discussion in front of a laptop © Unsplash/Amy Hirschi
  • Two young boys in hooded jackets reading a picture book © Education Services Australia
  • Woman in green t-shirt listening at a table © Stocksy/Clique Images
  • Woman with red hair pointing out a poster to two other women © Unsplash/Javier Trueba
  • Woman working at a table in a library with other adults ©
  • Woman writing on a form while two other women observe © Education Services Australia
  • Young girl reading a book at home © 2020 Bec Matheson, used under license from Austockphoto


Scoring the phonics screening check © Government of South Australia Department for Education.


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