Speech & Language

Updated March 30th 2020: Parent Resources for Speech and Language Support

During the COVID-19 Outbreak Speechlink have made their resources available to parents to help you support your children at home. Check with your teacher by e-mail which targets to work towards or have a look and pick something you know they find difficult.The resources can be downloaded and printed out. If you do not have a printer read them to get ideas and set up your own resources using toys. These are all manageable, try some out by clicking the link below.

SpeechLink Parent Portal-Click here

 Any problems or advice needed email senco@guston.kent.sch.uk between 8am and 12pm for a same day response, or 1pm and 7pm for a next day response.



General Information

Many children have difficulties with Speech and Language. These difficulties can be about producing sounds accurately and making themselves understood or about their understanding and processing of the spoken words of others.

When children start at school and are difficult to understand they will be screened to identify the sounds they find difficult and these will be modelled for the children in class. Where appropriate the children will be supported in small group and individual work. Children with speech production errors are not put on the Special Educational Needs register.

When children start at school in reception all are screened using Language Link to check their understanding and ensure they receive appropriate support in the classroom. Where there are persistent difficulties we will seek parental permission to access more specific support from a Speech and Language Therapist and if appropriate your child may be put on the Special Educational Needs register. 


धेरै बच्चाहरू भाषण र भाषासँग कठिनाइहरू छन्। यी कठिनाइहरू सही आवाजहरू उत्पादन गर्न र आफूलाई बुझ्न वा अरूको बोल्ने शब्दहरूको प्रकृया र प्रसोधनको बारेमा हुन सक्छ।
बच्चाहरू विद्यालयमा सुरू गर्छन् र बुझ्न गाह्रो हुन्छ जब उनीहरूले कठिनाइ हुने आवाजहरूको पहिचान गर्न स्क्रिन गरिनेछ र यी कक्षाका बालबालिकाका लागि नमूना गरिनेछन्। जहाँ उपयुक्त हुन्छ बच्चाहरूलाई सानो समूह र व्यक्तिगत काममा समर्थन गरिनेछ। स्पेशल उत्पादन त्रुटिहरू भएका बालबालिकाहरू विशेष शैक्षिक आवश्यकताहरूको दर्तामा राखेनन्।

बच्चाहरू स्वागतमा स्कूलमा सुरू गर्दा सबै बुझ्नको लागि भाषा लिङ्क प्रयोग गरेर स्क्रिन गरिएको हुन्छ र उनीहरूलाई कक्षामा उपयुक्त समर्थन प्राप्त गर्न सुनिश्चित गरिन्छ। जहाँ सहि कठिनाइहरू छन् हामी स्पिच र भाषा चिकित्सकबाट थप विशेष समर्थनको पहुँच गर्न आमाबाबु अनुमति खोज्न र उपयुक्त भएमा तपाईंको बच्चा विशेष शैक्षिक आवश्यकता रजिस्टरमा राख्न सकिन्छ।

The Balanced System Scheme for Schools

The school is hoping to improve outcomes for the children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs by working with the Burgoyne Heights pre-school. To achieve the aims of the new SEND code of practice 0-25 we need to take a more direct role in the commissioning of services for SEN. To this end we will be taking part in the Balanced System Scheme for Schools and working with a mentor from the Better Communication CIC Scheme for Schools team.

The aim of this initiative is to improve outcomes for SLCN. The Scheme for Schools provides over arching support across the five strands:

Family Support – information and skills to support

Environments – Audited and adapted to enhance participation

Workforce – Specialist knowledge and skills to build capacity

Identification – Efficient and offers pre-referral advice

Intervention – Appropriate and timely

Parents who wish to share their experiences of school support are invaluable in this project. Come talk to us and let us know how we can help you and your children better. Look out for coffee mornings and events throughout terms 1 and 2.


Useful information for parents can be accessed from:

आमाबाबुका लागि उपयोगी जानकारी निम्नबाट प्राप्त गर्न सकिन्छ:


Talking Point

The Communication Trust



Talking Point: Support for parents

SpeechLink Parent Resources


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