About English Hubs

In October 2018, the government announced the names of 32 schools across England designated as national English Hubs. They will take a leading role in supporting schools in the teaching of early reading and phonics.

As defined by the DfE, each English Hub will:

‘…promote a love of reading and support schools across the country to provide excellent phonics and early language teaching.  Literacy specialists within each hub will provide tailored support to schools. This will include running events to showcase excellent practice in teaching reading and working with local schools to develop their practice’.

Department for Education (DfE), October 2018

We are excited to announce that Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate is one of the schools designated and will work as part of the Outwood Institute of Education.

The hub schools were chosen through a competitive process - all 32 have a background of excellent phonics teaching and are distributed to benefit the areas that need it most. Each hub will identify specialist literacy teachers who will get additional training to act as experts in teaching in early language and reading from reception year to Key Stage 1. The hubs will work with up to 170 local primary schools and will build a network of excellent phonics teaching in every region.

Congratulations to all students and staff at Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate and welcome to the Outwood Institute of Education family!

Getting involved

If you are interested in the support the Outwood English Hub is offering in the teaching of early reading and phonics, there are several ways you can get involved:

  • Attend one of our free Showcase Events. Simply click here to find out more and register your attendance;

  • Complete a self referral form to help us understand your needs better. Simply download and complete the form by clicking on the button below and email it to oie@outwood.com.