Speech and Language Centre
The School has an integrated Speech and Language Centre; which provides specialist support for pupils across Essex.
Our school is one of only a few in Essex which has a Speech and Language Centre. All the children who are on role in the Speech and Language Centre have an EHCP for Speech, Language and Communication Needs and therefore need specialist teaching and speech and language therapy. We work in two small classes, Birch and Maple, in the mornings for reading, writing and mathematics and follow the same curriculum as the rest of the school but with a specific emphasis on developing our speech and language skills. In the afternoons we work in mainstream classes with support.
We also have regular speech and language therapy sessions using the Online therapy service Mable and a bespoke follow up programme for each child.
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Please contact Mrs Mitchell our Teacher of Charge of the SLC if you are interested in outreach support for Speech and Language or an assessment place in the centre at SLC@harlowbury.essex.sch.uk
Staff working with pupils in the Speech and Language Centre have notable expertise. Staff plan lessons that are precisely matched to the needs of each individual pupil. Strategies that support pupils with the greatest needs are clearly understood by staff and used consistently effectively across the school. Ofsted March 2022