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’
STA: Important update: Changes to the Key Stage 2 Test Dates
An additional bank holiday in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Monday 8 May 2023. As this date had previously been announced as the first day of the 2023 key stage 2 (KS2) test week in England, a change to the KS2 test schedule next year will be necessary.