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Introduction to Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS)

ELS was created to ensure every child can read well, quickly. The principles of ELS are based upon:

• the delivery of whole-class, high-quality first teaching with well-structured daily lesson plans

• the use of consistent terminology by teachers, children and parents

• the use of consistent resources that support effective teaching

• repetition and reinforcement of learning

• regular and manageable assessment to ensure that all children ‘keep up’ rather than ‘catch up’

• the ‘E’ model.


The ‘E’ model

The ‘E’ model underpins all teaching and learning in ELS.


‘E’ model components



The theory and pedagogy behind ELS


How to deliver ELS lessons in your school


How to ensure all children ‘keep up’ rather than ‘catch up’


How to lead ELS in your school


How to assess children’s progress Evolve Optional bespoke training