Best practice in the teaching of early reading and language

Celebrating our second year as a designated National English Hub we are delighted to be running a series of free showcases to demonstrate elements of best practice in the teaching of early literacy. These half day events will provide all participants with the opportunity to share best practice in the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics whilst promoting a love of reading.


  • Introductions by English Hub Team
  • Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) and the core fundamentals of phonics explained
  • Love of reading and how to develop this, explained by the Headteacher
  • The importance of early language and how to address the vocabulary gap
  • The importance of choosing and using resources effectively in the teaching of SSP
  • Research-based evidence and practical ideas to take away


  • Learning Walk to see best practice in phonics
  • Action Planning alongside the team (submission required for funding to be reimbursed)


Who should attend?

Heads/Senior Leaders to accompany Reception/KS1 teachers with an interest in improving the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics, practising phonics through decodable books and implementing the teaching of phonics into reading sessions.

Places are limited to 2 participants per school and funding will be reimbursed (max. £250 per school).

When and where will they take place?

All showcases will run from 9am – 12pm in the following locations:

  • 31st October 2019
    Ilsham C of E Academy, TQ1 2JQ FULLY BOOKED
  • 28th November 2019
    Redstart Primary School, TA20 1SD FULLY BOOKED
  • 29th January 2020
    Ellacombe C of E Academy, TQ1 1TG
  • 6th February 2020
    High View School, PL3 6JQ

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