This report by The Communication Trust presents the findings of our survey with more than 1200 members of the children and young people's workforce, where we asked about their experiences of professional development in speech, language and communication (SLC). Respondents were nearly unanimous in recognising the importance of SLC, but there were very significant gaps in their training in this area. The report also provides recommendations around improving the workforce's access to training.
This resource outlines the impact of restorative justice within The Iffley Academy, an SEND day provision. . We are currently on a journey to further improve our practice and sharing this resource will hopefully be helpful to schools considering working in a different way and an opportunity for us to reflect on current practice.
A ‘One Stop Guide’ to run through key considerations for when planning to commission speech and language support in Primary and Secondary Schools. The guidance includes top tips on decision making around the service that is commissioned, practical steps to take to integrate services in to school and how to assess if it’s actually working.
This single-side document, written by a pupil, explains how he feels teachers should work most effectively with a student with PDA. It was created as part of a piece of work on pupil voice and has had a powerful impact on teacher understanding.
The Communication Trust’s Developing and Using Evidence webpage is an interactive online resource helping the speech language and communication sector to take steps- big or small- towards understanding evidence and developing their own evidence base.
This report presents the findings from a small-scale qualitative study commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to examine user satisfaction with the Education, Health and Care (EHC) process for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The study was undertaken by ASK Research. It was conducted from May to December 2015 – during the first year of the national implementation of the new EHC process, which began in September 2014.
CPD approved, free online anti-bullying training across 7 modules:
1. What is bullying?
2. Bullying and the Law
3. Bullying and SEN/disability
4. The 10 principles to reduce bullying of disabled children and those with SEN
5. Preventing bullying of disabled children and those with SEN
6. Responding to bullying of disabled children and those with SEN
7. Cyberbullying (with a special emphasis on reducing cyberbullying of disabled children and those with SEN)