Designated Speech and Language Provision
Weddington Primary school has a specialist provision for pupils with speech and language disorders. The provision has places for 15 children aged 4-11 years. The admission criteria to the designated provision relates to whether the speech or language disorder is considered to be the primary cause of the child’s learning difficulty. To be given a place at the designated provision pupils must go through an allocation process.
How does it work?
Pupils are integrated into their peer group and are fully involved in all school activities.
Pupils are supported by specialist teachers, specialist teaching assistants and Speech and Language Therapists who work closely with mainstream staff to address pupils' individual needs.
Specialist staff and Speech and Language Therapist regularly liaise to create specific learning experiences tailored to individual children's needs.
Support is offered within the whole class and within the Designated Speech and Language provision in a small group or individually. The nature of specialist support depends on the children's individual needs. The amount of support time varies, according to individual needs.
Specialist resources are available to support the children's access to the whole school curriculum.
Each pupil will have a programme tailored to his/her specific needs, known as an IEP (Individual Education Plan). Termly meetings are held when parents, children and staff review progress and agree new targets.
Additional support is offered using a Home/School Link book and parents' afternoons.
The Speech and Language Provision also supports the school in developing a Communication Friendly Environment. As part of that we promote the use of symbols, offering training in using ‘Communicate In Print’, a symbol supported computer program, liaising with school staff to produce school notices and providing materials to support the curriculum.
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