In 2016 only 12% of pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs achieved expected standards in Reading, Writing and Maths at the end of primary school, compared to 53% of all pupils.
Often, the focus in school is on reading and writing, but without strong spoken language, children will struggle to do well.Statistic “SLCN impacts on attainment”
We know from research that around 50% of children in areas of disadvantage have speech, language and communication needs that may affect their learning, social and emotional development.
Statistic “Many children benefit from early targeted support”
In 2016, only 19.8% of pupils with SLCN achieved five or more GCSE grades A*-C including English and mathematics, compared to 63% of all pupils. This gap is wider than that for all pupils with SEN.
Our Communication Curriculum supports pupils to make significant progress in language; pupils acheived a 1.31 progress 8 score following the curriculum work.Statistic “Pupils with SLCN need additional support”
Communication was the top entry-level skill required by employers according to a survey done by the British Chambers of Commerce Business and Education in 2015.
According to the survey, good communication skills were most valued (88%), rated above literacy, numeracy, computer skills and teamwork.Statistic “Good communication skills are valued”
Research tells us that 7.6% of children in the early and primary phases have developmental language disorder (DLD).
In reality, far more common than other conditions, such as autism or dyslexia.Statistic “DLD is probably the most common childhood condition you have never heard of” Norbury, 2016
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