Twinning – Breckland

Through a network of Communication Champions and Communication Hubs in Norwich, we have created a universal approach to speech, language, and communication development in Early Years, which all staff, not just teachers, can use in their daily interactions with children.

Communication Champions within schools and settings cascade learning to colleagues following a programme of CPD. Champions also offer training and support to parents so that all adults around a child can support children’s speech, language, and communication needs.

We are now sharing the training for Communication Champions with schools and early years settings in three Breckland towns (Thetford, Swaffham and Dereham) and facilitating access to learning and expertise from the Norwich Communication Hubs as well as Hub-led training funded in Norwich.

Further info about the Communication Champions project and how to sign up to be involved for 2021-22 is available here.

The aim is to create a network of upskilled practitioners and in 2021/22 identify a school/setting to lead a local Communication “Hub” in Breckland.

There are 100 schools and settings in scope across the three target towns.   

These are the schools that are eligible along with all their feeder settings:

Bawdeswell Primary School

Beeston Primary School

Brisley Church Of England Primary Academy

Colkirk Church of England Primary Academy

Dereham Church Infant and Nursery School

Drake Primary School

Garboldisham Church Primary School

Garvestone Primary School

Gooderstone Church of England Primary Academy

Great Dunham Primary School

Grove House Infant and Nursery School

Heartwood Primary (Formerly Swaffham CE VC Infant School)

Hockering CE Primary Academy

King’s Park Infant School

Litcham School

Lyng CE VC Primary School

Mattishall Primary School

Mundford Church of England Primary Academy

Narborough Church Of England Primary Academy

Necton VA Primary School

North Elmham CE VA Primary School

Norwich Road Academy

Queensway Infant Academy And Nursery

Raleigh Infant Academy

Redcastle Family School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary

Scarning VC Primary School

Sporle Church of England Primary Academy

St. Andrew’s Lopham CE VA Primary School

St. Mary’s Community Primary School

Swaffham CE Primary

Swanton Morley VC Primary School

The Bishop’s Church of England Primary Academy

Thomas Bullock Church of England Primary Academy

Thompson Primary School

Toftwood Infant School

Weasenham Church of England Primary Academy

Weeting Primary School

Yaxham CE VA Primary School

To see the eligible feeder settings please click here