Heads Up 15 September 2023


Little Sutton English Hub, Free CPD - Supporting Early Language Development Programme

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Description automatically generatedLittle Sutton English Hub is now taking bookings for an exciting new FREE CPD opportunity for early years and KS1 practitioners. 

This six-session course entitled ‘Supporting Early Language Development’ is designed to equip teachers and leaders with a practical pedagogical understanding of typical language development and how to support pupils who are struggling with language acquisition. 

As you are aware, the development of early language is a crucial pillar of a child’s personal growth. However, according to research by Speech and Language UK, at least 1.7 million children in this country are behind with talking and understanding of words. Wider research and data confirm this picture. The percentage of pupils formally identified as having a primary special need in speech, language and communication is steadily rising - up to 22.5% in 2021, compared with 18.8% in 2015.

The course is primarily aimed at EYFS and KS1 practitioners such as early years leads, English leads, and SENDCO.  Staff members will take responsibility for the cascading of training within their school.  Each session will explore a different issue and it is expected that delegates will attend ALL sessions, so please ensure availability prior to booking.

Session dates are as follows:

Session 1 

What is language and how it is developed? 


17th October 2023 

Session 2 

Supporting Talk in Schools 


7th December 2023 

Session 3 

Teaching words and making them stick 


30th January 2024 

Session 4 

Identifying and Supporting speech, language and communication needs 


12th March 2024 

Session 5 

Making Change: Sustaining Change 


23rd May 2024 

Session 6 

Sharing the School Improvement Journey 


9th July 2024 


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