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feedback from previous open events

It was great to share experiences about phonics and early reading.

The information given from Kelly (Ashley) was inspiring.

I now have a clearer idea of early language development and how phonics can be taught.

It was a really interesting and well-planned session giving schools lots of food for thought.

Kelly Ashley’s input was really informative and thought-provoking.

I enjoyed the school tour and seeing phonics in practice.

It was good to see how other schools implement their phonics and reading.

The presentation on the ‘word gap’ was very useful.

The event allowed me to reflect on my own practice and that of our school.

It was useful to have the chance to observe reading and phonics practice that is clearly very effective.

A most stimulating presentation with lots of ideas.

Relevant information presented by inspiring practitioners.

It was very helpful to see lots of different ideas in terms of delivery, lesson structure and activities to engage children.

As a new English Lead, it’s been helpful for me to see different approaches to phonics and spelling in KS1.

Very efficient use of time. We did lots in a short space of time.

Great ideas for closing the word gap.

Open Events

  • Headteachers, Deputy Heads/Assistant Heads and Senior Leaders with a responsibility for phonics or early reading should attend. 
  • Each open event will include an opportunity to observe best practice in host school classrooms;
  • An opportunity for your school to apply for up to £6000 free funding to support the identified development areas for resourcing within your school;
  • An opportunity to request more intensive support from the English Hub (free of charge);
  • £250 will be paid to the school of each participant to cover release and travel costs (maximum 2 attendees per school). *Please note, this will only be paid to schools for attendance at our Open Events, not our launch events.

2019/20 events

Open Events  Booking link

Huntington Primary Academy

25th September, 9:00 – 12:00pm

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East Riding

Molescroft Primary School, Beverley

3rd October, 9:00 – 12:00pm

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Knayton C o E Academy, Thirsk

4th October, 9:00 – 12:00pm

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2018/19 events

Lealholm Primary School, Whitby

11th March

Airy Hill Primary School, Whitby

13th March

Amotherby Primary School, Malton

20th March

Molescroft Primary School, Beverley

28th March

Molescroft Primary School, Beverley

4th April

Molescroft Primary School, Beverley

4th June

Knayton C o E Academy, Thirsk

3rd April

Knayton C o E Academy, Thirsk

23rd May

New Earswick Primary, York

28th June

Huntington Primary Academy

25th September

To register your interest or book your place at one of our Launch Events and Open Events, please email: (Kirsty Hird, Interim English Hub Lead)