Our Specialist Speech and Language Unit is a small resource based provision for up to 10 children from Year R-Y6 who have an identified speech and/or language impairment identified as their primary area of need on their Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).
The children spend part of their day in the provision, working with our specialist teacher, our specialist teaching assistant, or with an NHS speech and language therapist. The children join their mainstream class for some lessons each day and are with their friends at break and lunch times, so that they benefit from the independent learning and social opportunities that these activities bring.
Our aims are to:
- promote the development of spoken language.
- support understanding of spoken language
- support and develop communication to the best of individual children’s abilities
- enable all children to develop functional communication skills for life
- give each child the opportunity to develop to his/her full potential academically, socially and emotionally.
- provide opportunities for the inclusion of all children in mainstream classes and school events.
- promote good home/school relationships.
- monitor and review pupil progress regularly.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which includes the National Curriculum.
Our experienced Teaching Assistants support inclusion of children in mainstream classes.
All our children have Individual Education Plans which are discussed and reviewed with parents on a termly basis.
- Listening and talking are central to all activities.
- Specialist teachers
- Inclusion in mainstream classes.
- Access to Speech and Language Therapists
- Children are encouraged to become independent learners.
- Favourable staff-pupil ratios.
- A friendly supportive school.
We recognise the importance of parents being able to make informed decisions about their child’s education and therefore we invite parents to visit our school to see what we are able to offer. Please contact the school office on 01622 751729 to make an appointment.