Language Base Learning
'Pupils in the Speech and Language Base make good progress in their learning and are well integrated into many learning activities in the main school.'OFSTED Nov. 2014 'The school promotes equal opportunities well, and the school’s inclusivity is shown by the continual encouragement to pupils in the language resources unit to join in activities in the main school as often as possible.'
OFSTED Nov. 2014
LHPNS Specialist Language Base pupils and staff add a significant dimension to our school community and ethos. Staff include specialist speech , language and communication teachers as well as primary teaching staff and experienced assistants . We have high expectations of all pupils in the base , they follow the national curriculum and school thematic curriculum participating enthusiastically in every aspect of school life ,as you will see from their 'Class Pages.'
At Lickey Hills Primary and Nursery School we are totally committed to ensuring that provision is made which maximises learning opportunities for all of our children and their individual needs.
PARENTS OFTEN ASK; "HOW DO I GET A PLACE IN THE LANGUAGE BASE FOR MY CHILD?"
Parents / carers will have been consulted by School/and or their Speech and Language Therapist about a referral to the Language class and parents have given their consent for the referral.
It is expected that child will be referred for a place based on a recommendation from their Speech and Language Therapist as the child has significant specific Speech Language and / or Communication needs.
Pupils ideally live in Worcestershire. The referral should be made by the child’s Speech and Language Therapy team to Worcestershire Local Authority, who will check that the initial criteria are met. If they are, the Local Authority will forward the referral paperwork to the Language base admissions team for consideration for placement.
Most children/young people who have a place in the base will therefore:
• Be of Reception age and above
• Have specific Speech, Language and Communication needs
• Have ability within the average range expected for children of their age
• Have already received at least 4 – 6 intervention sessions from a Speech and Language Therapist
• Have received relevant interventions from School or nursery, as advised by Speech and Language Therapy, as part of SEN Support and the Graduated Response to meeting Special Educational Needs
• Despite intervention will still be demonstrating cause for concern such that the Speech and Language Therapist is of the opinion that a period of intensive intervention within a Language Class is required.
• If there are concerns about other areas of development, will be seen by a paediatrician to check for other developmental problems.
• Have Speech and Language as the primary concern in the absence of other primary physical, learning and significant social communication difficulties.