The English Hub

In September 2018, the Department of Education designated 32 schools across the country as English Hubs. Burley and Woodhead CE Primary in Burley-in-Wharfedale is one of four English Hubs based in Yorkshire. We work in partnership with schools in Bradford, Craven, Richmondshire and Hambleton to promote a love of reading and excellent teaching of early language and systematic synthetic phonics.

Our five Literacy Specialists have been recruited from a number of schools across Bradford and North Yorkshire. They are all outstanding current practitioners with experience of supporting teachers in developing phonics and early language provision. Find out more about them in the Literacy Specialist section.

We are currently running showcase events at a number of locations across Bradford and North Yorkshire. Our current showcase events are available on the Showcase events tab above.

The support the English Hub can provide includes:

  • Two free places per school at Showcase events, including a contribution towards supply cover costs (each event will showcase an aspect of early language and reading)
  • Support completing a reading action plan with further opportunities to access funding for training or resources
  • A free full day audit of your school’s early language and reading provision carried out by one of our Literacy Specialists and support with action planning
  • Up to 6 days of school-to-school support led by one of our experienced Literacy Specialists

Any school can request support from an English Hub. However, if there is more demand than capacity, hubs will select schools to support based on the school’s capacity to improve, the level of the need for support and the level of disadvantage of the children at the school.

We are also delighted to announce our accredited DfE Letters and Sounds training sessions. These free training sessions can be booked by clicking on the training events tab above.

If you have attended a showcase event, more information can be found under training links.

The Burley and Woodhead English Hub

Burley and Woodhead C E Primary School

Sandholme Drive,

Burley in Wharfedale,

LS29 7RQ

Telephone: 01943862739