Primary school chosen to become a National English Hub

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Lacey Green Primary Academy has been chosen as one of just 32 schools across the country to become an English Hub and help improve reading standards.

Their aim will be to promote a love of reading and support other schools across the North West to teach children to read by improving the teaching of early language and reading.

The 32 schools, announced by Education Secretary Damian Hinds MP, will spread best practice and teaching techniques, backed by £26.3 million funding from the Department for Education.

Steve Shaw, Head of School, said "The hub schools were chosen through a competitive process - all 32 have a background of excellent phonics teaching and promote a love of reading. Only schools with excellent results in their phonics teaching for the last three years and who are at least Good in their Ofsted inspection were invited to apply."

He added "Lacey Green Primary Academy will work with schools across Cheshire East and the North West region to increase reading standards and improve education outcomes for the most disadvantaged children, particularly in underperforming schools."

Esther McVey, MP for Tatton recently visited the school to discuss the announcement and to see the school in action for herself.


MP Esther McVey said "Fortuitously, I already had the visit to Lacey Green in my diary when this initiative was announced so it was a great opportunity to talk to the management team at the school about their plans for the HUB. The love of reading is so imbedded within the school that they will be great lead school for this across the North West. I was also pleased to meet pupils and have them show me the experiments they have been working on; whether that was making butter, light boxes or mechanical toys!"


Lacey Green Primary Academy