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
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