All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Time to Talk’

Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Communication is Crucial!

This was the title of the first chapter in the original Bercow report, written in 2008 by John Bercow. It is also the first chapter in the follow up report Bercow: Ten Years On: an independent review of provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) – launched on March 20th this year. So what …

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Mary Hartshorne I CAN Head Of Evidence

Bercow: building talking communities

Yesterday, I was on a train and I tuned into a lively conversation between a young mother and her two year old. They were a sharing a picture book, and Bella was guiding her mum through it pointing out what was going on, with mum commenting. Being a speech and language therapist, I sighed: “lovely contingent talk there”. As I …

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Jean Gross, former government Communication Champion, shares concerns about the place of speaking and listening in the future school curriculum

I’m getting worried about what may happen to the teaching of spoken language. It’s great that Ofsted are focusing on how well schools and teachers are promoting good communication skills, but does the average inspector really know what they are looking for? Then there’s the revised primary National Curriculum proposals published by the DfE, which do not have distinct speaking …

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