St Michael’s English Hub

A centre of excellence for literacy teaching initiative

Our English Hub is one of only 34 schools across England appointed by the DfE to take a leading role in supporting schools to improve their teaching of phonics, early reading and early language.



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Having the input of the English Hub has been just what we needed to give our Phonics a boost in the right direction. The professional conversations and times to reflect on current practice, as well as practical advice, have taken our Phonics outcomes from strength to strength.

St. Andrew's

Working alongside the English Hub has been a very supportive process for our school. It’s been great to spend time with the Literacy Specialists discussing what’s been successful and also the next steps for our school. Staff who have completed training through the English Hub have felt well informed and supported too.

Etherley Lane

We have been working with the English Hub for the last two years and the support from the literacy specialist has been invaluable. The consistency and quality of phonics teaching in our school has improved and this has ensured higher outcomes in phonics and early reading.

St. Joseph’s Gilesgate