Speech and Language

Speech and Language therapy can help support the learning of students with a range of communication difficulties and needs.

Communication skills are important because they allow students to understand and interact with their peers, teachers, and parents across different environments. The speech and language therapist works with learners in their classrooms, in small group settings, and in 1:1 sessions to build communication skills.

Sessions might focus on building social communication, team-work and problem solving skills through a variety of hands-on activities, or targeting specific language skills through direct
teaching and practice.

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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