In September 2018, the Department of Education designated 32 schools across the country as English Hubs (increased to 34 schools in 2019). Burley and Woodhead CE Primary in Burley-in-Wharfedale is one of four English Hubs based in Yorkshire. We work in partnership with schools in Bradford, Craven, Richmondshire and Hambleton to promote a love of reading and excellent teaching of early language and systematic synthetic phonics.
The support offered by the English Hub focuses on the following three areas:
Our five Literacy Specialists have been recruited from a number of schools across Bradford and North Yorkshire. They are all outstanding current practitioners with experience of supporting teachers in developing phonics and early language provision. Find out more about them in the Literacy Specialist section.
We run showcase events at a number of locations across Bradford and North Yorkshire. Any current showcase events will be shown under the Showcase events tab above, latest information and will appear in the diary below.
The support the English Hub can provide includes:
Any school can request support from an English Hub. However, if there is more demand than capacity, hubs will select schools to support based on the school’s capacity to improve, the level of the need for support and the level of disadvantage of the children at the school.
If you have attended a showcase event, more information can be found under training links.