Ilsham English Hub

Reading for pleasure

Early language development

We are delighted that Ilsham C of E Academy has been named as one of 34 English Hubs appointed by the Department for Education, that serve all the regions of England. Our English Hub Lead will drive this exciting project – please direct enquiries about the English Hubs programme to Emma Bone, English Hub Strategic Lead, or Danni Cooke, English Hub Lead.

We will officially launch our offer of support for 2018-19 and beyond in the Spring term.

Support this academic year will consist of the following:

  • Showcase events – sharing best practice in phonics, early language development and reading for pleasure for up to 85 schools
  • Bespoke school support – action planning and development work over 2-3 days per school for up to 40 schools
  • Funding – up to £6000 for those who meet the eligibility criteria, £3000 match funding for other schools to purchase phonics resources or training

In the second year we will be recruiting literacy specialists who will be recruited in the new year for a September 2019 start in their roles; additional training will be provided for these specialists. These specialists will support 4 schools each for 6 days per school.

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