English Hub


The Department for Education has designated 36 national English Hubs to deliver excellence in early literacy with a focus on developing early language, phonics and promoting a love of reading.

Within the Leaf Trust, Mangotsfield Church of England Primary School has been designated as an English Hub to support schools across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire.

Support offered by the English Hub is liked to three priorities:

Early language development: providing evidence-based approaches to early language development and closing the word gap in school-based early years settings, including appropriate use of formative assessment

Age-appropriate phonics provision: encouraging best practice in systematic synthetic phonics teaching from school-based early years provision to the end of Key Stage 1, and as the primary reading strategy throughout the school

Promoting a love of reading: encouraging reading for pleasure by supporting whole school and home reading approaches and developing teachers’ knowledge of appropriate children’s literature

Additionally, the English Hub offers invitations to showcase events and professional development sessions with no costs to school. Through this work, partner schools can be identified for intensive support, providing coaching, training and funding for decodable reading books.

To find out more about the work or to access support, please email us english.hub@mangoschool.org
Tel: 01454 867400
or follow on twitter @primary_hub