Speech & Language Provision
At Castle Hill Primary School, we have 3 provisions that cater for children from across the Royal Borough of Kingston with Speech and Language difficulties.
The aim of the three provisions is to support and increase independent learning and promote access to an inclusive mainstream education. The approach used across the provisions is flexible and responsive to the individual needs of each child.
The provision staff are well trained in many techniques such as Makaton, Cued Articulation and the use of visuals to support and enable all children to thrive and make progress from their personal starting points. The 3 provisions have access to a Speech and Language Therapist and are overseen by a teacher in charge.
Starbug provision is a morning nursery that caters for up to 8 nursery aged children. All places are allocated by the LA (Local Authority). The provision provides a language centred environment that supports children in all areas of their learning. Children are able to spend time in both the mainstream nursery and the specialist Starbug nursery. The Starbug team consists of a Specialist NNEB and a Specialist TA.
Rainbow Fish provision caters for up to 15 children aged from Reception to Year 2. All places are allocated by the LA (Local Authority) through a SEND panel. The children spend time both in their mainstream class supported by a Specialist TA and in the provision so as to have the opportunity for specialist interventions and group times. The Rainbow Fish team consists of 3 Specialist TAs.
We have recently extended the Speech and Language Provision at Castle Hill in to KS2 and the plan is that the provision will grow year on year. Deer Provision will cater for up to 4 children per year group. All places are allocated by the LA (Local Authority) through a SEND panel. The children spend as much time as possible in their mainstream class supported by a Specialist TA. The children have access to the Deer Provision for specialist interventions, group sessions and quiet learning.