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New Wave English Hub

New Wave English Hub are one of 34 DfE English Hubs New Wave – Alban Teaching School Hubdesignated English Hubs working across England to support schools to improve the teaching of Early Language and Reading. Each hub has been chosen for its track record in excellent phonics and reading teaching!

New Wave English Hub are very proud to be supporting primary schools to improve their teaching of: early language, phonics and reading for pleasure. They provide funding, guidance and professional development for colleagues across north-east London and across the east of England. They offer a huge range of support for all schools in our regions: from intensive partnerships to stand-alone webinars; from early reading audits to short courses; from grants of £500 to grants of up to £6000. All of their support is free and provided by their team of Literacy Specialists.

They offer a range of online and face-to-face, generic and bespoke support for schools:

They are based at Grazebrook Primary School in Hackney, London. Whilst their school follows Read Write Inc, their Literacy Specialist team has knowledge of all systematic synthetic phonics programmes and they support schools regardless. To date, the New Wave Hub has worked with over 500 schools in their region to raise reading standards in schools and improve the educational outcomes for the most disadvantaged children.

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Information on the range of support:

Medium Level Support: This consists of their online offer, a mixture of stand-alone webinars and remote short courses, and their face-to-face Teachers Reading Group.

Showcases: These are one-day events held at their school, Grazebrook, where you can go and see best practice in action.

Early Reading Audits: A day spent in your setting, alongside your senior, literacy and phonics leaders identifying great practice and establishing clear next steps.

Funding: They offer schools grants of between £500 and £6000 for the purchase of resources and training for accredited SSP programmes.

Intensive Support: Two years of bespoke partnership work in which a member of their Literacy Specialist team supports your school to improve phonics and early reading

Upcoming Sessions: