Talking Success: A training course for staff (Schools in Bedford Borough Council)

Launching in Autumn 2020, the ‘Communication Champion team’ consists of a SENCo, Teacher and Teaching Assistant. They will have enhanced knowledge of / specialist interest in speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), and are ideally placed to promote speech, language and communication within their school to benefit ALL pupils.

Every school in Bedford has an opportunity to identify up to three members of staff to attend a Talking Success course and create their own Communication Champion team.

The training is written for staff supporting children and young people with SLCN in schools. It equips them with innovative tools and methods to enhance children and young people’s (CYP) learning in the classroom and promotes quality first teaching. The training uses relevant teaching methods including practical activities, videos and group discussion to engage learners.

By attending this course we hope you will:

  • Increase your capacity to identify and support CYP with SLCN
  • Strengthen your understanding of the impact of Speech, Language and Communication difficulties on CYP
  • Be able to identify CYP with Speech, Language and Communication difficulties confidently refer these pupils for additional support
  • Understand and be able to implement strategies at a universal and targeted level to support CYP with Speech, Language and Communication difficulties
  • Understand the development of English as an Additional Language and how best to support this in the classroom

Cost: FREE for schools in Bedford Borough

Upcoming dates, and to book a place:

Cohort 1- Primary Schools
20 -21 October
25 November – morning only
2-4 February 2021
10 March – morning only

Cohort 2 – Primary Schools
17-18 September
8 October – afternoon only
10-12  November
25 November – afternoon only

Cohort 3 – Primary Schools 
1819 November
12 January 2021 – morning only
24 February 2021
2-3 March 2021
24 March 2021 – morning only

Cohort 4 – Primary Schools
24 November
26 November
12 January 2021 – afternoon only
25  February 2021
4 March 2021
9 March 2021
24 March 2021 – afternoon only

Cohort 5 – Primary Schools
6-7 October
17tNovember – morning only
13-14 January 2021
19 January 2021
9 February 2021 – morning only

Coghort 6 – Secondary Schools
13-14 October
17 November – afternoon only
20-21 January 2021
26 January 2021
9 February 2021 – afternoon only