The Communication Trust have re-developed the course so it is now tailored for the needs of practitioners working across all the different education phases. Users have the option to access four different pathways – early years, primary, secondary or further education. Each course has a number of activities and resources to support learning.
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.
The SLCF is a free online CPD tool from The Communication Trust, which sets out the skills and knowledge the workforce needs to support children and young people’s speech, language and communication. Individuals and groups can use the SLCF to evaluate their skills and highlight their learning needs, with tailored training and resource suggestions to support development.
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.
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.
The Communication Trust have produced a free online toolkit resource with information, guidance and practical support for staff working in education settings. It will help them to understand, review and shape their approach to involving children and young people as part of everyday good practice.
Communicating the Curriculum is a practical new resource which will help primary schools to define and monitor children’s progress in spoken language. It supports primary schools to understand where language development relates to the National Curriculum, and also how they can use this to identify a pupil's progression with their spoken language skills.
You will need to register to access this free resource.
This poster, developed for Early Years settings, provides guidance on identifying and supporting children with speech, language and communication, in the context of the SEND Code of Practice. It is free to download from The Communication Trust's website, or you can order a free copy by contacting the Trust.
A poster providing practitioners with key questions to think about at each stage of the 'assess, plan, do, review' graduated approach, in order to meet the needs of children with speech, language and communication needs. It is free to download from The Communication Trust's website.