Witham St Hughs is one of 34 English Hubs that were selected for our expertise in teaching reading and to support schools in our surrounding area. Our role is to support schools to develop the Department for Education’s or DfE’s 3 main aims with a particular focus on the lowest 20%.

Department for Education’s or DfE’s three priority areas:

1. Early language development: providing evidence-based approaches to early language development and closing the word gap in school-based early years settings.
2. Age-appropriate phonics provision: encouraging best practice in systematic synthetic phonics teaching from school-based early years provision to the end of Key Stage One.
3. Promoting a love of reading: encouraging reading for enjoyment.

English Hub Specialists

Amy Wells is the English Hub Lead and she can be contacted by emailing:-


Carrieanne Nicolson is the English Hub C0-ordinator and she can be contacted by emailing:-


The English Hub is proud to deploy six Literacy Specialists who have had the opportunity to support our Partner Schools . Each Specialist has received the latest DfE Messages and high quality training.

Debbie McKay

Jackie Mawer

Donna Cavill

Lynne Rocks

Susie Craddock

Hannah Younger

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A Newsletter is written to partner schools to maximise the support on offer.

Please click here to download the latest copy of the Newsletter

English Hub Impact 2020/21


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