Many congratulations to the mums in Thrumpton who recently gained an AptEd qualification in Elklan's highly successful Let's talk with Under 5s. Also to Rachel Dillon their Elklan tutor who inspired them through the programme. The local press have heralded this new initiative in an article that can be read here http://www.retfordtimes.co.uk/Thrumpton-Primary-mums-celebrate-gaining-speech/story-26590120-detail/story.html
As any teacher or lecturer will know the day of an inspection is a very anxious one. This is also true for Elklan. Twice a year the external verifier (EV) visits to check the quality of our internal verification and the tutors marking of the learners work. The questions niggle away, will she be content with the standard? Will more work need to be done to ensure Elklan maintains its reputation for quality and effectiveness?
63 Early Years practitioners embarked on Speech and Language Support for Under 5's led by Elaine Cragg, a very experienced Elklan tutor and highly specialist Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT). This blog tells the story of their success and the evidence they have produced to support their findings.