It is evident that the Rose Report has greatly influenced the teaching of reading within our primary schools and the progress children are making as a result of high quality phonic work. Although some disadvantages have been discussed, it is still believed that the teaching of synthetic phonics and utilisation of the SVOR are the effective means for ensuing that children become to be fluent and critical readers by the end of their primary years. Strong Head Teacher support is also required to raise reading standards.The Report has provided me a greater insight into the complexities of children's reading and that a structured phonics programme supported by a broad and rich language curriculum is essential for children to progress from beginner readers to skilled readers. To develop my practice in light of this, I will need to ensure that; I work in accordance with the school's phonics programme, create rich reading environments and work with parents too.I will also need to use assessment to inform my planning and pedagogy to ensure that children progress in phonics. Most importantly, I will need to create a learning environment whereby children not only become skilled readers but enjoy reading for pleasure and have a passion to explore a range of books.