Supporting Early Language Development

Tuesday 31st January – Tuesday 20th November 2023
Sessions run by Danni Cooke, Ilsham English Hub Lead, and Vicky Grant, Ilsham English Hub Literacy Specialist
Hosted by Ilsham English Hub
Sessions on Zoom (see timings below)

As you we are sure that you are aware, the development of early language is a crucial pillar of a child’s personal growth. However, according to research by Speech and Language UK, at least 1.7 million children in this country are behind with talking and understanding of words. Wider research and data confirm this picture. The percentage of pupils formally identified as having a primary special need in speech, language and communication is steadily rising – up to 22.5% in 2021, compared with 18.8% in 2015.

The English Hub programme is therefore offering a FREE six session course run on zoom, designed to equip teachers and leaders with a practical pedagogical understanding of both typical language development and also how to support pupils who are struggling with language acquisition:

  1. What is language and how it is developed? (Tuesday 31st January 1-3pm)
  2. Supporting Talk in Schools (Tuesday 21st February 10-12)
  3. Teaching words and making them stick (Tuesday 28th March 1-3pm)
  4. Identifying and Supporting SLCN (Tuesday 23rd May 10-12)
  5. Making Change: Sustaining Change (Tuesday 13th June 1-3pm)
  6. Sharing the School Improvement Journey (Tuesday 20th November 1-3pm)

The course is primarily aimed at those in early years leadership such as the school’s head teacher, early years lead and SENDCO. The staff members will take responsibility for the cascading of training within their school.

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