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Speech and Language therapy
We are deeply committed to ensuring that we support the development of our children's speech and language to ensure that when they leave our setting they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
We work very closely with our local speech and language therapists who regularly use some rooms in our school to hold their clinics The therapists hold 'Drop in' sessions and 'Play-talk' sessions for parents in the local community who have concerns about their child's speech and language development.
Additionally, for many years now, the school commissions the services of our own speech and language therapist, Mrs Margaret Brent. This additional support from Margaret ensures that we quickly intervene and support children if needed. Children are supported in a number of ways depending on their individual needs this may include individual target work, partner work, working in small groups and as part of our regular teaching sessions.
In the nursery classes we use the Wellcomm programme to help us identify and support any needs.
We are very proud of our successful intervention work, which under the direction of Margaret Brent, is supported by our qualified and experienced staff ( Elklan trained) - Mrs Cess Bone, Mrs Shelley Burley and Mrs Rachel Ford.