Communication and Language Team
The Communication and Language Team is a multi-disciplinary team committed to meeting the needs of the needs of children identified with language and communication needs. Language and communication skills are fundamental to expressing needs, understanding daily concepts, engaging in social interaction and relationships as well as of course accessing learning in the classroom environment.
There are two separate departments within the Communication and Language and Team: the Communication Champions and the EAL Team.
At Claycots, we have a small team of teaching assistants who are trained to deliver Speech and Language programmes. have been trained in by Slough Speech and Language Therapy Service at Arbour Vale School. They work from programmes set by Speech and Language Therapists after a child has been referred by the school. The interventions could be in class or out of class and will last for a set amount of time as directed by the Speech and Language Therapist.
A child with language and communication needs may present with:
Speech that is difficult to understand
Have difficulty in saying words or sentences
Find it difficult to understand or follow instructions
Have difficulties in listening and attending to others
Have difficulty in talking to others socially
If you are worried about your child or think that they may have language and communication difficulties, please contact the SENCO on the main school number.