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Xavier Teaching School Hub

English Hub for primary schools

In October 2018, the Department for Education launched 34 English Hubs at primary schools across England. Each hub was chosen for its track record in excellent phonics and reading teaching.

Hub schools were selected on the following criteria:

  • 90%+ of children reached the expected standard in the phonics screening check over the 3 years preceding 2018;
  • Ofsted rating of Good or Outstanding, with an ‘effectiveness in leadership and management’ rating of at least Good;
  • Consistently high EYFS Good Level of Development (GLD);
  • Consistently high KS1/2 attainment; and
  • Capacity to support other schools.

The English Hub programme enables Hub schools to work towards increasing reading standards in schools in their region and improve the educational outcomes for the most disadvantaged children.

These Hub schools have been charged with offering funding and free support that focusses on the following three areas: early language development, age-appropriate phonics provision and promoting a love of reading.

Maths hub

North-East Hants and Surrey Maths Hub is led by St John the Baptist School, Woking and runs a large programme of  Work Groups and events throughout the year with the aim of improving Maths teaching, leadership and professional learning practice to transform Maths education.

The Maths Hubs Network is the collaborative partnership of the 40 Maths Hubs across England, supported and facilitated by the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). It is part of the wider development of school-led, system leadership of education in England.  Watch a short film about the work of the Maths Hubs here insert Maths Hubs Programme – The first five years on Vimeo