Apple Distinguished School

We are proud to have achieved Apple Distinguished School status for 2021-2024, in recognition of our innovative use of iPads to engage children in their learning and to inspire curiosity and creativity. Follow this link to learn more.

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Speech, Language and Communication Support

Speech, Language and Communication Support

Children who have difficulties with their speech or social and communication skills are assessed by the speech therapist from the hospital who comes into school. She makes recommendations to support children's language development.

A member of the inclusion team works with children from nursery through to year six for a variety of reasons. A child may need help with tongue placement if they have learnt to talk with a dummy or, for medical reasons, like tongue tie. Exercises can be carried out to help children form sounds correctly, especially if they have hearing problems. Children who have English as a second language may need a number of language interventions to support their development of English.

There is also focus on the social and emotional/ communication aspects of language and language development. The inclusion team teach the fundamentals of social communication: good eye contact, good listening skills, speaking in a clear, slow, voice, taking turns to speak, using your face to show feelings, using the right tone of voice etc...

Interventions include: Narrative Therapy, Lego therapy, Socially Speaking.

At the heart of the speech, language and communication interventions led by the inclusion team is the desire to inspire children and empower them to be more independent thinkers and learners.


Mrs Byrne

Mrs Byrne

Emotions Coach and Language Support 

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Western Primary School, Cold Bath Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0NA

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Western Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Harrogate Grammar School, Arthurs Avenue, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 0DZ

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