We are proud to be an English Hub school where we provide outreach and support to all schools, academies and free schools to improve teaching of phonics, early language and reading.
Our showcase events include:
1. Observing phonics in action on a normal school day
2. A question and answer session
3. A presentation on action planning, implementation, organisation and progress
4. How to choose and use resources effectively
5. Opportunities to meet individually and discuss action planning
Reading Framework Webinars:
The Department for Education is pleased to announce a free 60-minute webinar on the ‘Reading Framework for primary strategic leaders’, delivered by English Hubs. The webinar will provide an opportunity for school leaders, reading leads, governors and Local Authorities to understand the recently expanded Reading Framework and will discuss what has been added to the Reading Framework since 2021. The webinar will also discuss five key messages that all primary leaders should know.
The webinar runs on numerous dates and schools only need to attend one date. Please click on a link below to register:
Springhill Catholic Primary School
Further information on upcoming Showcase Events and booking is available here
Please complete a self-referral form before showcase attendance.
Supporting Early Language Development (SELD) 2023-24
SELD is a CPD programme developed by a group of English Hubs with support from Speech and Language UK. The programme is exclusively available via English Hubs.
According to research by Speech and Language UK (formerly I CAN), at least 1.7 million children in this country are behind with talking and their understanding of words. The percentage of pupils formally identified as having a primary special need in speech, language and communication is steadily rising - up to 22.5% in 2021, compared with 18.8% in 2015.
One in four children (who struggled with language at age five) did not reach the expected standard in English at the end of primary school, while one in five did not reach the expected standard in maths. (Millennium cohort study analysis by UCL for Save the Children (2015))
This programme focuses on learning about typical language development in 1-5 year olds and how to have the greatest impact on early language.
Further information and booking is available here
Reading for Pleasure: Transforming your school's reading culture (TSRC) 2023-24
The TSRC programme is a sustained, research based CPD programme aimed at primary English Leads. During the course of the programme, participants will engage deeply with reading for pleasure pedagogy and leadership theory to transform their school’s reading culture.
If your early reading is in a position of strength, achieving at least 90% in the 2023 PSC, we would like to invite you to join our TSRC group.
Teachers’ Reading Group - TRG
The TRG is for anyone who is committed to developing children’s desire to read and reading for pleasure (RfP) in schools. It is for anyone working with children, including teachers, head teachers, librarians, support staff and student teachers. The TRG has been developed by the Open University (OU) and the UK Literacy Association (UKLA). The guidance will help members focus on intent, implementation and impact in their RfP development work.