Speech and Language Centre

Carden hosts the Speech and Language Centre that supports pupils who have an education, health and care plan (EHCP) with a primary need of 'communication and interaction'. We strive to provide the pupils who use the Centre with the additional provisions they need, while maintaining their connection to wider school life.

The school runs a 22-place centre which caters for children who have EHCPs with a primary need of ‘Communication and Interaction,’ with regard to speech, language and communication difficulties.

Places are allocated by the Local Authority in consultation with the school. Children are based in the Speech and Language Centre classrooms (EYFS/KS1 and KS2) and receive specialist teaching and therapy from highly trained staff.

They also attend lessons in their ‘buddy’ mainstream classes, also joining their mainstream friends for break and lunchtimes.

Latest from the Speech and Language Cenrte

Feb 2023: Speech and language KS2

KS2 SLC had a very exciting start to the term when we discovered a large golden egg in The Orchard. We soon learnt that it was a Brighton Ridgeback dragon’s egg, so brought it inside to keep it warm. When we came back to school 

Feb 2023 update: speech and language KS1 

In KS1 SLC we have been learning about animals that live in the Polar Regions. We have been learning the story ‘Lost and Found’ and finding out about penguins.  We drew some brilliant penguins using charcoal and created their habitat using paint.  In science we 

Winter term update: Speech and language KS2

In Maths, we made 3D shapes with spaghetti and marshmallows. The spaghetti showedus the number of edges and the marshmallows showed the vertices We enjoyed making paperclips levitate with a careful combination of the forces ofgravity and magnetism. Look at the musical instruments we made