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Speech and Language Therapy

We believe that communication is fundamental for every child. We strongly believe it is every child’s right to develop their own communication skills as fully and as competently as possible ensuring they achieve their own potential to interact with others, access the curriculum and the world around them.

Staff work in partnership with our speech and language therapist, across the school, to support in class and with individuals where appropriate.   Pupils' communication strategies are integrated throughout all learning activities and opportunities.  We have a full time speech and language assistant on the school staff who provides specialised support to class staff, produces resources, and helps staff to implement the advice of the speech and language therapist.

Where appropriate, detailed assessment of the pupils communication needs will be carried out involving parents, teachers and in some instances the physiotherapist and O.T. 

We strive to work in partnership with the pupils’ family in order to develop and support continuity and consistency of approach between home and school. The communication team provides training for both staff and parents to promote the use of a wide range of communication strategies such as the use of signing or symbols.