Class Teachers: Ms Louise Hawkins and Miss Pippa Hirst
Support Staff: Ms Nyantah, Mr Paulo
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 work from Individual learning plans and take part in a range of extra curricular activities.
Ensuring that the children 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 in mainstream classes and play with children from the main school during playtimes. As children enter Key Stage 2, they become more fully integrated into the main school, but still with the support and modified curriculum designed to meet their needs.
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 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.
Please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher if you would like any more information about the curriculum your child is following - or if you have any questions/queries at all.