The Mangotsfield Primary English Hub is one of only 36 designated schools nationwide - recognised for excellence in teaching and learning in early reading. Their role involves supporting schools across Bristol, Bath, South Glos and Gloucestershire to achieve excellence in early literacy with a focus on developing early language, phonics and promoting a love of reading.
All of the support offered by the English Hub links to three priority areas:
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. This includes encouraging fidelity to a single systematic synthetic phonics programme; supporting the effective use of decodable books in the early stages of learning to read, as a way of establishing phonic decoding; supporting effective practice in formative assessment in relation to phonics/early reading.
Promoting a love of reading: encouraging reading for enjoyment including by supporting whole school reading approaches, reading to children at least once a day and encouraging reading at home, developing teachers’ knowledge of appropriate children’s literature.
To find out more or to access some support, please visit www.mangotsfieldprimary.org/Our-School/English-Hub, email English.Hub@mangoschool.org, or call 01454 867400.