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St John Bosco National English Hub

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St John Bosco  English Hub proudly offers a variety of professional development opportunities through a range of training courses, webinars and face-to-face workshops.

All training opportunities are FREE of charge.

All session delivered 3.30pm-5pm via Zoom.

21st November 23 – Closing the gap through Storytime

Reading Leader sessions

14th November 23 Roles & Responsibilities and Prioritising Actions

22nd November 23 Coaching & Mentoring

28th November 23 Analysing Data and regrouping

24th January 24 The Importance of Running Records.


To reserve your places please click here

 We are pleased to work with Jeanette McKinney to deliver the following sessions:

14th November 2023 at 5pm-7pm via Teams.

 Governors training – Preparing for Ofsted.

 Tuesday 28th November 3.30-5.30pm

Deepdive into Early Reading- targeted at all HT, SLT, who leads on this area within your school.

 To reserve your places please click here

We are working with Epic Tales to deliver sessions on Storytelling

7th February 2024 In-person for 20/30 schools max 2 per school: Venue to be confirmed.

More in-depth guidance and practical activities for up to 40/60 members of staff, pre-tailored to specific challenges they are facing in their own settings, and focused on developing their storytelling and shared reading skills with observation and feedback. 

 5th June Online multi-workshop:

More in-depth guidance and practical activities for up to 30 members of staff (e.g. full staff of three single-tier primary schools, or English Leads from 30 schools). Includes some time to respond to specific challenges they are facing in their own settings. 

To reserve your places please click here

Diane Pye will be delivering the following two virtual sessions:

 Getting the Culture Right: 26th January 2024 9am-12 noon

Key features of an ambitious, inclusive curriculum for all. Establishing good habits from the start in early reading and language.

 A half-day online live session led by Diane Pye.

 Reading beyond Phonics: 22nd February 2024 9am-12 noon

Where the phonics screening check sits.

  • Supporting fluency and confidence.
  • What meaningful practice looks like.
  • From learning to read to reading to learn

 A two-hour online live session led by Diane Pye


If you are interested please contact, as soon as the link is available for you to book, Marie will send it to you.

DfE accredited programmes:

 TSRC - Transforming your schools Reading Culture- Love of Reading FULL 23/24

5 sessions 24th October, 5th December,6th February,9th April, 4th June

Early Language –FULL 23/24

6 sessions 11th Oct 23,29th Nov 23,7th Feb 24,20th Mar 24,22nd May 24,10th July 24.


If you would further information and would like to register your interest for 24/25 please click here

promoting the love of reading to all.pdf