LC1 and LC2
(Classes for children with Speech and Language Impairment)
The Centre for Children with Speech and Language Difficulties provides children with a specialised curriculum tailored to meet their needs and to provide a wide range of speaking and listening opportunities. All children in the centre have Education, Health and Care Plans and work from Individual learning plans as well as taking part in a range of extra curricular activities.
Ensuring that the childen in the centre integrate and play with their counterparts in the rest of the school is a priority. All children have a programme of inclusion into the main classes of the school and play with children from the main school during playtimes. As children enter Key Stage 2, they often become more fully integrated into the main school, but still with the support and modified curriculum designed to meet their needs.
Ms Louise Hawkins (LC1) Miss Pippa Hirst (SENCO for Pupils with Speech and Language Impairment), Mrs Crawford (LC2).
LC1 and 2 classes form the Lambeth Centre for children with Speech and Language Impairment, housed within Wyvil School.
We have up to 15 children from ages 4 to 11 with an EHCP (Education, Heakth and Care Plan) naming the language centre who are supported by 4 adults as well as the Speech and Language Therapy Service from Evelina Children's Hospital.
Children follow the same curriculum as the rest of the school but at a slower pace. We also make the curriculum more visual and practical and sometimes children may need to follow the curriculum for a younger age.
We aim to boost children’s language and early learning skills with a high ratio of adult to child support and specialist resources. We include children in as many mainstream lessons as possible and inclusion is always decided on a case by case basis according to strengths across the curriculum.
The curriculum for Language Centre classes is enriched by weekly Tae Kwon Do, cooking, football and music with specialist teachers.
We also go on trips, often with the main school, each term. We have been to several major art galleries and museums as well as theatres, cinemas and the local fire station.
The children in the Language Centre have the opportunity to take part in a variety of enrichment activities to help boost their confidence, social interaction skills and develop their spoken language.
Activities include Tae-Kwan do, specialist music sessions, cooking and collaborative team games with trained coaches.
Speech and Language Therapy:
The Centre has timetabled Speech and Language therapy intervention which includes individual and small group support.
Our therapists assess the language needs of the children and set targets accordingly. These targets are then incorporated into the children’s Individual Learning Plans (IEPs) and are followed through in the classroom.
We use Makaton (a system of signing) as a visual communication aid to support the language skills of the children.
All staff in the Centre are required to complete training in speech and language development and Makaton.