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London Schools Excellence Fund report published into efficacy of Communication Friendly Settings

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Communication Friendly Settings (CFSe) report shows that Elklan training really works!   ..


Pupils make significant gains with Elklan Communication Friendly Schools programme

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Significant gains in pupil scores have been recorded across all areas of the curriculum following implementation of Elklan’s Communication Friendly Schools (CFS) Programme in Bridgelea Pupil Referral Unit. ..


Thumping outcomes in Thrumpton!

Monday, June 01, 2015

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  ..


Elklan recieves high praise from External verifier

Friday, May 29, 2015

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?  ..


AAC made simple!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

'An excellent course which covered all aspects of AAC, at an appropriate level. Lots of opportunity for discussions and questions and a good balance of theory and practical.' ..

Children's attainment enhanced through Communication Friendly Settings project

Monday, October 13, 2014

Leading the way in the UK on Communication - Elklan Communication Friendly Settings impact continues apace  ..


Evidence based practice in Lincolnshire

Thursday, October 09, 2014

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.  ..


Implementing Elklan - a teachers view

Monday, July 07, 2014

My role in school is quite specialized, I work with children from FS2 to Year 2, supporting them with Speech and Language and other aspects of Literacy. Most of my work is based round small groups of targeted children, who are withdrawn from the class environment for short periods of time to work on their specific needs. My role has evolved over the last 6 years, when I moved from full-time class teacher to part time SEN support and now general Literacy support. Although, my position changed i had no specific training (until now) to compliment this so all my knowledge has been self-taught. For my personal development, this course has given me an excellent background in understanding language and possible barriers for children, some of which i had never heard of e.g. Blank and others where i had misconceptions, e.g. ICWs. I feel confident to write reports for referrals and explain issues to parents. ..


Help is here for Post 16s establishments

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How challenging for Post 16s establishments to be faced with the demands of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) code of practice which will be law by September 2014. As from 1st September they will be expected to provide their students with SEND in the same way that pre-schools and Early Years have been dong for many years. This is good news for all but challenging none the less. ..


Encouraging interim findings from schools completing Elklan Communication Friendly Settings training in London

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

'This training is in essence all about Quality First teaching' ..