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Welcome to the Springhill English Hub.

Springhill Catholic Primary School is proud to have been chosen as one of 34 English Hubs nationally which was announced by the Minister of State for School Standards in September 2018.

We can provide tailored support to schools. This will include:

  • running events to showcase excellent practice in teaching reading
  • working with local schools to develop their practice
  • offering conferences and workshops

What the Government has said about the English Hubs:

The government has announced the names of 34 schools across England that will take a leading role in supporting schools that struggle to teach children to read by improving the teaching of early language and reading.

This network of some of the best performing primary schools will work to increase reading standards in schools across the country and improve education outcomes for the most disadvantaged children, particularly in underperforming schools.

Reading is key to opening up learning. While the government has made great progress through the introduction of phonics, it wants to continue to drive improvements in the standards of literacy.

Building on the success of phonics, which has contributed to 163,000 more six-year-olds on track being fluent readers than in 2012, the 34 schools will spread best practice and teaching techniques, backed by £26.3 million funding. This will include providing school workshops for teachers and more intensive school-to-school support.

The hub schools were chosen through a competitive process - all 34 have a background of excellent phonics teaching and are distributed to benefit the areas that need it most. Each hub has identified specialist literacy teachers who have had additional training to act as experts in teaching in early language and reading from reception year to Key Stage 1. The hubs will work with local primary schools and will build a network of excellent phonics teaching in every region.

Information about the announcement are below:

Click here for the official press notice from the DfE.

Click here for a list of the 34 English Hubs.



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