English Hub Success

Impact of Support - Current Partner School Success

We currently work with 29 partner schools, supporting them to improve the teaching of early reading and language for all children. We support a number of local authorities across the North West and provide advice, support, training and development to staff in schools across the region.

Currently, we are in our fifth year of support schools. Over our five years we have worked in partnership with a total of 59 schools. 30 of these schools graduated in July 2022.



The Partner Schools that we took on in September 2019, have already seen a significant improvement. As you can see from the table above, in under a year, schools have improved from 60 / 70% passing the Phonics Screening Check, to over 90%. Our Partner Schools are committed to meet the three aims of the English Hubs Programme:

  1. To ensure all pupils make speedy progress in phonics and reading
  2. To develop pupils' understanding and use of spoken language 
  3. To develop pupils' love of reading



“We both felt the time and effort that your brilliant team went to, provided an experience that far exceeded our expectations. We both look forward to working with you again soon”.

Headteacher- Stockport

“Thank you for a fabulous day, it was informative and thought provoking. The demonstrations were particularly helpful in phonics and the guided Reading ”.

Phonics Lead- Tameside

“I would like to thank all concerned for the day on Friday, because not only was it well-organised and full of useful information, but everyone from Lacey Green was very open to supporting those of us attending the course, readily offering advice and listening to our thoughts. This made the day extremely useful and enjoyable”.

Headteacher- Cheshire East

“Thank you for allowing us to attend your showcase on Friday. It was very useful and gave us lots of food for thought!”

Deputy Headteacher- St Helens

“The support we have received from Lacey Green English Hub has been invaluable. We now have a very strong team of reading teachers who love teaching phonics. The impact it has had on our children has been amazing and this year we've got the best phonics score we have ever had. We can't thank you enough.”.

Assistant Headteacher and Reading Leader- Stockport

“We have benefitted tremendously from the support of the Lacey Green English Hub in many ways. I have been upskilled as a Reading Leader and feel confident to deliver quality practice sessions and coach in RWI lessons. Our staff are very welcoming to coaching and are keen to improve with the coaching steps they have worked on. I am able to scrutinise our phonics data to ensure that we are targeting specific children and groups of children for extra support so that they keep up with their peers. Since working with the English Hub we have seen a 23% increase in our Phonics Screening Check data.”

Reading and EYFS Lead- Cheshire


Contact us

Lacey Green English Hub

Barlow Road,
Cheshire, SK9 4DP