Essential information about Wincheap Speech & Language Department (SLD) and how we support our children with their speech, language and communication needs, and associated learning difficulties:
Wincheap School is unique in it’s provision for up to 20 children, each of whom has an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP) to support their diagnosed speech, language and communication disorders. The children are taught within an inclusive, specialist setting, which is concerned with overcoming barriers to communication and participation in
The children have access to our NHS Speech and Language therapy team who work closely with the teaching staff in the Department to plan and implement target-based intervention, whilst supporting children to generalise these skills into their everyday interactions. They benefit from being part of the whole school community with carefully planned programmes of mainstream integration. Our approach is based on the premise that provision will always start with the consideration of the child’s needs and will remain child centred.
Some of the older children are based in mainstream classes, whilst others receive their provision in one of two, small and well-staffed classes in the provision, so that complex needs may be met and
successful outcomes optimised. Recent success includes a return to full time mainstream education for some of our pupils whose EHC Plans have been rescinded!
“Effective teaching in the speech and language provision means that these pupils make good progress, working on tasks that meet their individual needs well. During observations in both classes, pupils showed confidence and were calm, focused and purposefully engaged.”
Clive Dunn - Her Majesties Inspector, OFSTED
Do have a look at our great testimonials and responses from the children!