The NOA Communication Hub Network Meetings

The Norwich Opportunity Area has chosen 5 Norwich-based schools and settings, and 1 Breckland based school, to become new NOA ‘Communication Hubs’. Each Communication Hub acts as a centre of excellence around SLCN and runs a half-termly network meeting for local EY practitioners to share knowledge, best practice and any difficulties. The Communication Hubs provide a forum of local peer support and they also facilitate opportunities for practitioners to undertake further funded CPD on speech, language and communication development.

Please see the list of our NOA hubs below and their 2022-23 meeting dates.

If you would like to attend a Communication Hub network meeting and benefit from the hubs offers and support, please email the Hub Leader with your name, role, school/setting and email address. You will then be added to their distribution list.

THE NORTH NORWICH COMMUNICATION HUB

Who runs this Communication Hub?
Eileen Maceachern (Mile Cross Primary School)
Cathy Bryan (Catton Grove Primary School)
Sam Thorpe (Lionwood Infant and Nursery School)

Who can attend this Communication Hub’s Network Meetings?
– Early Years practitioners from schools and settings (Norfolk-wide)
– Key Stage 1 staff from schools (Norfolk-wide)
– Childminders (Norfolk-wide)
– Organisations that support children’s early speech, language and communication development.

How do I sign up to attend these Communication Hub Network Meetings?
Please email Hub Lead Eileen Maceachern (senco@milecrossprimary.norfolk.sch.uk), to be added to the North Norwich Communication Hubs distribution list.
All meetings are currently being held online.

Additional Resources & Information:
For more information, please visit The North Norwich Communication Hub Website or see their information leaflet.

Meeting dates for 2022/23

Tuesday 27th Sept 224-6pmCommunication Friendly Settings; Elizabeth Jarman
Tuesday 22nd Nov 22Screening, Assessment and Intervention
Tuesday 17th Jan 23Supporting the Emotional Wellbeing of children
with SLCN
Tuesday 14th Mar 23Attention and Listening
Tuesday 9th May 23Introduction to PECs
Tuesday 27th June 23Supporting Language Interactions in Continuous Provision
Tuesday 6th July 23End of Year Celebration

THE LAKENHAM COMMUNICATION HUB

Who runs this Communication Hub?
Jessica Bell (Lakenham Primary School)
Tracey Hawthorne (Lakenham Primary School)

Who can attend this Communication Hub’s Network Meetings?
– Early Years practitioners from schools and settings (Norfolk-wide)
– Key Stage 1 staff from schools (Norfolk-wide)
– Childminders (Norfolk-wide)
– Organisations that support children’s early speech, language and communication development.

How do I sign up to attend these Communication Hub Network Meetings?
Please email Lakenham Primary School’s office (office@lakenham.norfolk.sch.uk) to be added to the Lakenham Communication Hubs distribution list.
All meetings are currently being held online.

Meeting dates for 2022/23

TBC


THE 0-2 COMMUNICATION HUB

Who runs this Communication Hub?
Suzie Squirrel Hughes (Little Squirrels Play Forest)
Yvonne Hamilton (Chestnut Nursery at Norwich Research Park)

Who can attend this Communication Hub’s Network Meetings?
– Early Years practitioners from schools and settings working with 0-2’s (Norfolk-wide)
– Childminders working with 0-2’s (Norfolk-wide)
– Organisations that support baby’s and children’s early speech, language and communication development.

How do I sign up to attend these Communication Hub Network Meetings?
Please email Yvonne Hamilton (nrp@chestnut-nursery.co.uk) or Suzie Squirrel Hughes (enquiries@little-squirrels.com) to be added to the 0-2 Communication Hubs distribution list.
All meetings are currently being held online.

Additional Resources & Information:
This Communication Hub has been specifically set up to support practitioners working with 0–2-year-olds.

Meeting dates for 2022/23

TBC


THE BRECKLAND COMMUNICATION HUB

Who runs this Communication Hub?

Leanne Cryan (Necton CoE Primary School)

Lynsey Eaglen (Necton CoE Primary School)

Who can attend this Communication Hubs Network Meetings?

  • Early Years practitioners from schools and settings (based in Breckland)
  • Key Stage 1 staff from schools (based in Breckland)
  • Childminders (based in Breckland)
  • Organisations that support children’s early speech, language and communication development. (based in Breckland)

How do I sign up?

Please email norwichopportunityarea@norfolk.gov.uk, to be added to the Breckland Communication Hubs distribution list.
All meetings are currently being held online.

Meeting dates for 2022/23

Thursday 29th Sept 224-5.30pmOutdoor learning environments
Thursday 17th Nov 224-5.30pmCommunication through signing
Thursday 26th Jan 234-5.30pmSupporting children with speech sound difficulties
Thursday 16th Mar 234-5.30pmSupporting children with selective mutism
Thursday 18th May 234-5.30pmSupporting children with stammering
Thursday 29th June 234-5.30pmCelebrating success from the year
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