Speech & Language
We are very fortunate here at Harefield to have a very experienced Speech and Language Teaching assistant who spends three full days a week managing the Speech and Language case load. We also have access to qualified Speech Therapists from Speaking Space on a fortnightly basis. Speech and Language is a key area of need for the children who attend Harefield and so, a large amount of our resources are allocated to supporting children to make good progress in this area.
Deb Hawkins is our Speech and Language Teaching Assistant. Hers is a specialist teaching assistant role. Deb has had additional training and receives regular updates, as well as clear supervision and support from Speaking Space. She supports children with language disorders, pronunciation and speech production issues, as well as social communication.
If it is felt your child needs additional support with their speech, language or social communication, consent will always be sought first. Then any targets which are set are regularly sent home and updated following reviews. If your child is receiving speech and language support and you would like additional guidance on how you can support their targets at home, please do not hesitate to contact the inclusion team on firstname.lastname@example.org.