We offer grants to schools to purchase training, decodable reading books and resources aligned to any of the accredited SSP programmes.
We offer two funding streams:
English Hub Funding
Resource funding is available to qualifying schools to invest in phonics training and resources for a validated SSP upon completion of a school audit. A decision on funding amounts is informed by the school’s current provision along with eligibility criteria set by the Department for Education. There is an expectation that this will be match-funded up to £3000 by most schools.
We prioritise schools who match the following criteria:
Primary schools with lower than average PSC scores for disadvantaged pupils.
Schools with the lowest phonics scores for disadvantaged pupils.
Primary schools where the bottom 20% of children are not on course to reach the expected standard (indicated through regular phonics assessment in school).
Primary schools with a lower than average percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in the Phonics Screening Check (75% met the expected standard in 2022).
Primary schools with a higher than average proportion of children eligible for pupil premium (2022/23 the pupil premium national average is 24.3%).
Primary schools that sit in an education investment area (PEIAs/EIAs).
Wave 1 and Wave 2 partner schools in PEIAs who have experienced significant systemic change since leaving the programme and who have failed to realise and/or maintain improvement in SSP scores.
Primary schools with a high proportion of groups considered hard to reach such as EAL, FSM, travellers.
Schools referred by local partners (e.g. NLEs, RSCs, LAs).
Primary schools where standards in phonics are identified as areas for development through Ofsted inspection findings.
Primary schools where there is a risk of declining standards in phonics.
Lower than the national average percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in the Phonics Screening Check in their most recent results
A higher-than-average proportion of children eligible for pupil premium.
Ofsted judgement of Requires Improvement or Inadequate
Accelerator funding is available for eligible schools that would benefit from 1-3 days of follow up support in addition to resource funding. We prioritise schools that match the criteria for English Hub funding but we may also fund schools who:
Have Ofsted ratings ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, but whose English practice indicates a risk of declining standards
Have a Pupil Premium percentage equal to or below the national average
Schools in a Priority Education Investment Area (Fenland and East Cambridgeshire) are eligible for up to £9000. All other schools are able to receive up to £6000 with most schools expected to match fund 50% of this.
To find out which stream of funding your school may be eligible for please complete this self referral formwith all relevant details and a member of the English Hub team at New Wave will be in touch with further information soon.