We are a Key Stage 2 specialist provision for children with severe and complex speech and language needs. We cater for children aged 7-11 years old. To access our provision all children have to have a primary need of speech, language and communication. Children experience difficulties with speech sound production, expressive language or receptive language or a combination of these.
As we are a Key Stage Two Base and aim to prepare our children for life in mainstream education as soon as we feel appropriate, we aim to expose the children to as many mainstream curriculum opportunities as possible. The mainstream curriculum is delivered at a pitch that is appropriate to the children’s needs whilst taking into account careful consideration of their speech and language difficulties.
Activities are highly differentiated and lots of visual resources are used to support the children’s speech and language needs and ensure they make progress. All of the children’s speech and language aims are embedded throughout the school day and liaison meetings between teaching staff and the SALT are held half termly to ensure there is a consistent approach to helping the children make progress towards their aims. Where staff feel it is appropriate, children are integrated into their mainstream classes for a variety of subjects. These can be either core or non-core dependent on the child’s ability. Here they are provided with the opportunity to be exposed to the linguistics and pace of the mainstream classroom whilst being fully supported by a member of the speech and language base (where necessary).
For further information please contact:
Hob Green Primary School,
Hob Green Road,