The Link magazine is posted FREE twice a year to all UK Primary School SENCOs. Due to popular demand, The Link is now available for personal subscription, allowing you to receive additional copies for your school, home, or clinic.
Containing articles related to supporting Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) from SEND specialists and free resources to develop pupils’ speech and language skills across the curriculum.
Lonsdale School is a special school which has developed a new, holistic approach to assessment. 'New Horizons' is a person-centred assessment framework which includes academic, social and personal development; it has been well-received by staff, pupils and parents and has been praised by Ofsted.
This booklet is designed for parents and aims to explain how radio aids and soundfield systems can help deaf children, the different types of radio aid systems available and how to maintain radio aids.
Teachers and other staff working with deaf children and young people may also find the information in this guide useful.
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.
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.
Bright Futures School use a relationship-based social communication approach to support pupils with autism. Pupils become more able to engage with the academic and social curriculum, they are happy and challenging behaviours are greatly reduced.
A research project conducted by a literacy leader in KS3, to investigate what impact interventions based on reading for pleasure (STAR and Accelerated Reader) have on the self-perception and reading ability of students. Results indicate some positive outcomes.