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Speech and Language Centre


  Speech and Language Centre at Colville


    What are we?

  • We are an Enhanced Provision within Colville for children with a profile of significant speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). We have places for up to 16 children, across Key Stage 1 and 2. We take children from Years 1 – 6 from across Cambridgeshire.
  • We have two classes housed within the main school staffed by specialist teachers, teaching assistants and specialist speech and language therapists.
  • We have entry criteria and entry to the provision is decided by the resourcing panel at Student Assessment

What we offer:

  • Specialist small group teaching in the speech and language centre for Maths and English including specialist interventions such as; Shape Coding by Susan Ebbels, Word Aware and narrative therapy.
  • A bespoke approach to learning according to a child’s profile of needs.
  • Mainstream intervention in the afternoons that is supported by specialist teaching assistants using a needs based approach (we provide adult support for subjects that require support whilst also encouraging the development of independent learning behaviours and strong links to mainstream classes.)
  •  Intensive Speech and Language therapy using both direct and indirect therapy with specialist speech and language therapists and teaching assistants.
  • A strong focus on emotional well- being. We make use of Zones of Regulation and Lego Therapy to develop communication skills.
  • A diverse and inclusive mainstream experience with mainstream teachers that are experienced in including children with communication difficulties.


Helpful links for parents;   Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder Afasic seeks to raise awareness and create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments.