Visit from Will Quince, Schools' Minister

On Tuesday 21st July, we welcomed Schools' Minister, Will Quince MP, to Elmhurst Primary School. Mr Quince was interested in learning about the ways in which New Vision English Hub has been supporting schools across NE London and Essex to develop reading teaching.

We began the morning by observing one of our Literacy Specialists, Fahima Khankhara, teaching an outstanding Y1 phonics lesson. This led on to discussion around how the Hub shares best practice and how we partner with schools across NE London and Essex through funding, training and bespoke school support.

The visit gave us an opportunity to reflect on how the English Hub support offer has diversified over the past four years, supporting schools in areas such as Reading for Pleasure and Early Language as well as Phonics teaching. It also provided a valuable opportunity to discuss the on-going need for financial support for schools when many are required to invest in phonics resources and training in light of newly-validated schemes.