' staff at the school recognise that the children’s level of language on entry to the school has a huge impact on their ability to access the curriculum and live happy, sociable lives '
Case Study - Whole School Training
In September 2004 two members of staff at Withernsea Infant School attended the Teaching Children Talking training that was offered to the Withernsea Partnership of schools.
Following this, the school decided that developing the children’s language skills should be the focus of its CPD for
The staff at the school recognise that the children’s level of language on entry to the school has a huge impact on their
ability to access the curriculum and live happy, sociable lives.
Withernsea Infants School decided that developing the children's language skills should be the focus of its CPD for 2005-2007.
With this in mind, the head teacher drafted a plan for the school’s Oracy Project.
She employed a nursery nurse to work both in the Children’s Centre and the school’s nursery, contact parents a term before
the child enters the nursery and undertake home/school visits.
In this way the school planned to screen the children as early as possible and implement the Teaching Talking activities to
address their needs.
The CPM provided training for all the staff during 2005-2006.
Sample groups of children were tested at the beginning and end of the year to measure the impact of this.
During 2006-2007 the staff implemented the programme using recommended resources for group interventions.
Again, a sample of children from each year group was tested pre and post interventions.
This report evaluates the training and the interventions through:
- staff audit if skills and confidence;
- test results following the training 2005-6;
- test results following the interventions 2006-7;
- a DVD to show sample group sessions for training purposes;
- TA comments;
- and comments from other agencies.
The Evaluation Report
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For further information please contact:
Kirsty Chadwick, Inclusion Coordinator