Speech & Language Communication Needs
We provide a Specialist Resource Base (SRB) for Reception and KS1 children whose main difficulty is speech/language based. Learners with speech and language communication needs will be referred for a place in the Specialist Resource Base in our school if they are identified by their speech therapist as having communication difficulties as a primary need. Further information relating to the Specialist Resource Base can be found on the Norfolk County Council Website.
Mrs Gascoyne is the lead teacher, she is supported by Mrs Sahin and Miss Allen.
Our children have severe difficulties with speech sounds and/or expressive language (using sentences). Usually unintelligible on entry, their understanding is appropriate for their age and they are able to make accelerated progress with intensive therapy.
Applications are made by the child's school following a recommendation from a speech and language therapist. Applications are then discussed at a Local Authority Panel and places allocated by the local authority. Please see the Norfolk County Council website for more information on the pupil profile and admission procedure.
The children spend every Friday in their home school and Monday to Thursday in the SRB.
We are very fortunate to have the services of a speech and language therapists funded by the Health Service. They each spend two mornings a week with us, supporting the children with specialist language support and making sure our resource base staff are trained to follow up on the exercises she has been doing with the children on the other days.