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Speech and Language Base

Clapham Terrace Primary School has a Designated Speech and Language Provision (DSLP) with specialist staff to teach children with Specific Language Disorder.

All DSLP across the country are being phased out and no more children are being allocated places.  The children currently with a place will continue to receive specialist support as long as their needs are appropriate.

In 2016-17 and in previous years, there were between 12 and 15 children in the base.  In 2017-18 there were 5 KS2 children in the base.  This number was reduced to 3 in 2018-19 and the base will close in 2019-20.

How does it work?

Pupils belong to the mainstream class and are fully involved in all school activities.

  • Staffing includes a specialist teacher (Ms Sarah Openshaw), a specialist teaching assistant (Miss Janine Guest) and Speech and Language Therapists who work closely with mainstream staff to address pupils’ individual needs
  • Specialist staff and Speech and Language Therapist regularly liaise to create specific learning experiences taliored to individual children’s needs.
  • Support is offered within the whole class and within the DSLP in a small group or individually.  The nature of specialist support depends on the children’s individual strengths and weaknesses.
  • Specialist resources are available to support the children’s access to the whole school curriculum.
  • Each pupil will have a programme tailored to his/her specific needs.  Termly meetings are held when parents, children and staff review progress and agree new targets.
  • Additional support is offered using a Home/School Link book.

What happens next?

  • The length of time which pupils spend at the provision will vary. Pupils will have a place as long as their needs are appropriate or until the age limit of the school is reached.  At this point parents can request a place at the school of their choice.
  • When pupils transfer from the DSLP to a different school, staff arrange a liaison meetings with the receiving school staff and ensure that all relevant information is made available to them.  Children also participate in a specialist transition programme.
We are fully committed to the inclusion of all children in every aspect of school life
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