Update from INSPIRE – Inclusion & Specialist Intervention Outreach

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Mar 8 2022

As you know INSPIRE now includes the Joint Communication Team to provide Specialist intervention for pupils with Speech Language & Communication Needs (SLCN).

SENCOs have received the information and details of the FREE Training opportunities and offer of the Primary iCAN Progression Tool

We would ask HTs to encourage school staff to take up this opportunity of Free Training, the Screening Tool and continued support from INSPIRE JCT.

The INSPIRE Service strives to support Early Identification & Early Intervention for pupils with SEND. Therefore, we are pleased to be able to offer your school the iCAN Progression Tools to support you with Early Identification of Speech, Language & Communication Needs. The Tool will also inform your plans and subsequent implementation of Early Interventions which could include:

  • Support to Identify and assess pupils who may have SLCN
  • Provide a detailed picture of individuals’ needs and the level and type of intervention they may benefit from
  • Continued use of the I CAN Progression Tool in school to monitor pupil progress in the future
  • Subsequent use of the Tool with as many pupils as you identify aged 4 – 11.
  • Continued advice and support from the INSPIRE JCT Specialists

The iCAN Progression Tool has been fully funded by the LA and will be available to schools once they have completed the training sessions as detailed below delivered by the SLCN Specialist team who will then also follow up and support you with your planning and interventions/strategies implementation for the identified SEN Support cohort.

The school to commit to:

✓ at least 3 staff from teaching & support to attend and complete both training sessions.

✓ a named Lead Practitioner to oversee, monitor and review program

✓ provide INSPIRE JCT with pilot data to support development of SLCN Service offer

INSPIRE JCT to commit to:

✓ deliver training program with flexible dates/times

✓ provide schools with iCAN Progression Tool following completion of training

✓ provide weekly ‘surgery’ to support use of Tool/Interventions

✓ visit schools to support development of Action Planning & Outcomes

✓ deliver trainings for specific targeted interventions as determined by screening

✓ monitor and review outcomes and support ‘next steps’

Further details from:

Andrea Boswell: Senior Manager, INSPIRE

Emma Worley: Outreach Co ordinator


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