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Alliance Member Brotherton & Byram Community Primary Academy have shared this CPD opportunity.

Note this is not a STAR TSA event and bookings should be made by clicking the “Attend event” link below

Multiple events from:

Friday, 13 January 2017 from 13:00 to 15:00 (GMT)

Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy
Staynor Link
YO8 8GE Selby
United Kingdom

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A course for those working with children aged 5–11 years. It will provide information and strategies to develop the communication skills of all children but especially those with speech, language and communication needs. This is a 10-week accredited ELKLAN course for all staff in Primary Settings, which will be delivered each Friday from 1-3pm.

You will receive 9 credits at Level 2 or 3 (QCF) in ‘Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication Skills of 5-11s.’

Accreditation requires:

  •  Compilation of a portfolio
  •  Tasks to complete between each taught session
  •  Practical work with children and recording as part of the portfolio



13th January   –   What is communication?

20th January   –  Understanding non-verbal communication developing lisenting and attention skills

27th January   –  Developing memory and independent learning

3rd February   –  Modifying adults’ speech to help a child understand language

10th February  –  Understanding beyond simple sentences

17th February  –  Promoting vocabulary development


3rd March         –   Encouraging expressive language, development and storytelling skills

10th March     –       Promoting effective communication and social skills

17th March     –      Supporting children with unclear speech and exploring the link between speech,

reading and writing

24th March     –     Management of stammering and other issues raised during the course

Course Leader

Rebecca Norris

Your course leader is Rebecca, an ELKLAN trainer.  The Elklan course was devised by Henrietta McLachlan (RCSLT) and Liz Elks (RCSLT) (Speech and Language Therapists and Training Consultants) and accredited through ‘Ascentis Awards’.  It is widely adopted by Enhanced Mainstream Schools in accelerating pupil speech, language and communication skills.

Rebecca is the Communication Lead teacher at Filey CEVC Nursery & Infant School developing the school towards the “Leeds Communication Friendly Setting Standard” with a  focus on Communication through the  Environment, Opportunities, Adult Interactions, Child Interactions and Excellent Communication practices.

Cost: £200

Payment Information: Payment can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or invoice