Flying High English Hub

Authentic, Supportive, Challenging.

Flying High English Hub formed in July 2019 when the hub school, Horsendale Primary, was designated as one of the 34 English Hubs across England by the DfE. 

Levels of Support

The DfE English Hubs programme sets out three levels of support for schools: 

Intensive support 

Intensive support lies at the heart of the English Hubs programme.
Partner schools can receive a maximum of nine literacy specialist days over two academic years (six terms) with a maximum of six days delivered in any one academic year.
The intensive support also includes close support and monitoring from hub leads and funding for training and resources.
Hubs have to prioritise intensive support above other elements of the programme.
Partner schools are selected by hubs. They should have engaged in the following activities and been judged by the hub as suitable for intensive support: Attended a showcase, Completed a self-assessment, including expressing an interest in becoming a partner school, Completed an audit, Selected and committed to one specific SSP programme and committed to and booked their specific SSP training – if they have not received training recently. 

Medium Level Support

Medium-level support for 2021/22 can include any of the following: 
  • Targeted support, CPD events and workshops which are targeted specifically at those schools who have not been selected as partner schools, but still require additional support. It can focus on any of the programme’s three aims (SSP, early language development and encouraging a love of reading) but it must address needs identified in showcase response forms and audits.
  • Engagement events, which can include workshops and conferences, delivered alongside other providers where appropriate, focused on any of the programme’s three aims. These events can include schools who have previously accessed the programme, however, can include new schools if the hub is content with need and capacity allows.

Light Touch Support 

Light touch support is for those schools who just wish to attend the free training opportunities and receive the monthly Flying High English Hub newsletter.  

To be placed on our mailing list for the monthly newsletter, simply email 

To view the free training opportunities, please select the ‘Training Events’ tab above. 

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