Support for 2020-21

We know that many schools are thinking carefully about planning for wider school opening in 2020-21. As English Hubs, we are clear that helping schools provide excellent teaching in phonics and early language, and promoting a love of reading, create tangible and long-lasting benefits for children.

Reading is the key gateway to enabling children to fully access and benefit from other curriculum subjects, and ultimately to maximise their potential in life. 

The unprecedented events of the Covid-19 pandemic have disrupted education for all children, in all subjects.  We are keen to help you prioritise phonics and reading as a key part of your recovery plan to get children back up to expected standards as quickly and efficiently as possible.

As Hubs we want to send you the message that we are here to support you. Please use the documents below to support you with your planning and for further ideas.

Overview of planning for 2020-21

Advice on decodable reading books

Mix and match Q&A

Handling books safely

Webinars for September 2020