Westgarth English Hub


The Department for Education has appointed 32 English Hub schools 

to promote a love of reading and provide support and guidance for

phonics and early language teaching.

Schools within Redcar and Cleveland; Hartlepool; Middlesbrough;

Stockton and Sunderland are invited to a free Open Event to explore

effective early language development; systematic synthetic phonics

provision; and the promotion of a love of reading.

Each Open Event will include:

  • Sessions focusing on early language and vocabulary development; effective synthetic phonics provision; and creating a rich reading culture across school;

  • An opportunity to see and discuss effective practice in the teaching of phonics and early reading;

  • Support to begin auditing and evaluating your own provision in order to develop an action plan;

  • Details of how to apply for Hub funding to develop your school's effective teaching of phonics and early reading (up to £3,000 match funded of £6,000 unmatched, subject to specific criteria).


Funding will be provided for travel and supply cover for up to two delegates from each school (£150 pp), one of whom MUST be a member of the school's SLT.

To book a place on one of the events, please visit our Booking and Attendance page using the link below.

Further information and contact


For further information, please contact:

Email: englishhub@westgarth.rac.sch.uk

Tel no: 01642 485560