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To ensure we can offer a sustainable and effective service to all our partner schools, EPIC Speech and Language Therapy Services core provision will be based on a three-year delivery model. Our core provision will include mandatory training for ALL partner schools over a three-year period which will be taken from the school’s package each year as follows:

Year 1

(2017/18)

Universal level input

Year 2

(2018/19)

Targeted level input

Year 3

(2019/20)

Specialist level input

‘Communication Champion’ training*

Autumn Term 1:

  • Audit of communication environment within school (1hour)

Autumn Term 2:

  • Session 1 of ‘Communication Champion’ training as whole group at Fossebrook (3 hours)

Spring term 1:

  • Session 2 of ‘Communication Champion’ training as whole group at Fossebrook (3 hours)

Summer term 1:

  • Session 3 of ‘Communication Champion’ training as whole group at Fossebrook (3 hours)

Autumn Term 1:

  • Supervision session for individual Communication Champions (1 hour)

Autumn Term 2:

  • Audit of communication environment within school (1 hour)

Autumn Term 1:

  • Supervision session for individual Communication Champions (1 Hour)

Autumn Term 2:

  • Audit of communication environment within school (1 hour)

General

SLCN training

Autumn Term 1:

  • Whole Staff trianing session re: general SLCN (2 hours)

'SLCN screening' training

Autumn Term 1:

  • Training session for staff on how to administer the EPIC SALTS SLCN screen (1 hour)

'Receptive Language' Training

Autumn Term 1 or 2:

EYFS and KS1 Staff

  • Information Carrying Words (1 hour)
  • Blank Levels (1 hour)

Autumn Term 1:

KS2 Staff

  • Information Carrying Words (1 hour)
  • Blank Levels (1 hour)

EYFS 'Ready for School' Pack

Summer Term 1:

  • Pack distributed to all EYFS teams
  • Parent workshop/feeder pre-school or nursery workshop offered (1.5 hours)

Summer Term 1:

  • Pack distributed to all EYFS teams
  • Parent workshop/feeder pre-school or nursery workshop offered (1.5 hours)

Summer Term 1:

  • Pack distributed to all EYFS teams
  • Parent workshop/feeder pre-school or nursery workshop offered (1.5 hours)

'Communication Milestones' factsheets

Autumn Term 1

  • Comprehensive range of fact sheets distributed to all schools

Annual Planning Meeting

Autumn Term 1

  • Meeting with SENDCO to plan provision for the year (1.5 hours)

Autumn Term 1

  • Meeting with SENDCO to plan provision for the year (1.5 hours)

Autumn Term 1

  • Meeting with SENDCO to plan provision for the year (1.5 hours)

'Intervention Specialist' training

Autumn Term 1

  • Pre-teaching Vocabulary training at Fossebrook (3 hours)

Autumn Term 2

  • Individual Pre-teaching Vocabulary supervision session in school (1 hour)
  • ‘Language for Thinking’/Reading for Understanding whole group training at Fossebrook (3 hours)

Spring Term 1

  • Individual ‘Language for Thinking’/Reading for Understanding supervision in school (1 hour)
  • Narrative Intervention whole group training at Fossebrook (3 hours)

Spring Term 2

  • Social Communication and Problem-Solving whole group training at Fossebrook (3 hours)
  • Individual Narrative Intervention supervision in school (1 hour)

Summer Term 1

  • Individual Social Communication and Problem-Solving supervision in school (1 hour)

Autumn Term 1 & 2

  • Ongoing quality assurance of targeted intervention delivery within school

Spring Term 1 & 2

  • Ongoing quality assurance of targeted intervention delivery within school

Summer Term 1 & 2

  • Ongoing quality assurance of targeted intervention delivery within school

*Please note, the Communication Champion training will be held at Fossebrook Primary School over three separate sessions. It is anticipated that at these sessions, a Communication Champion support network will be established amongst the delegates. Dates and times for these sessions have been allocated (please refer to the table below). Each partner school will have 6 hours taken from their allocated time for this training in the 2017-2018 academic year, but will in fact receive 9 hours of training.

Monday 23rd October 2017

Communication Champion Training: Session 1

Fossebrook Primary School, Holmfield Avenue West, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3FF

8.30am-12.30pm

Monday 29th January 2018

Communication Champion Training: Session 2

Fossebrook Primary School, Holmfield Avenue West, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3FF

8.30am-12.30pm

Monday 23rd April 2018

Communication Champion Training: Session 3

Fossebrook Primary School, Holmfield Avenue West, Leicester Forest East, Leicester, LE3 3FF

8.30am-12.30pm


In addition to the mandatory training/input as detailed above, ALL partner schools will be able to dictate the use of their remaining allocated time to meet their individual needs. EPIC Speech and Language Therapy Services are pleased to be able to offer the following services to all partner schools:

Assessment and/or Consultations

Each child’s needs will vary and so the assessment process will differ between children depending on their needs. However, a typical assessment process is likely to include classroom observations, formal assessment using standardised tests and/or informal assessments through play/discussions in addition to case history interviews with parents. At the point of assessment, the classroom teacher will also be required to complete a teacher questionnaire to inform the Speech and Language Therapist’s holistic assessment of the child. Where other agencies are involved (such as Paediatricians, NHS Speech and Language Therapists, CAMHS, Social Workers, Educational Pyschologists etc.) the SALTs will liaise as appropriate. Following the assessment process, the Speech and Language Therapist will produce a comprehensive report detailing the assessment findings and, where applicable, recommendations for input within 21 working days of completing the assessment.

Multi-disciplinary Meetings

Where it is thought to be professionally appropriate and in consultation with the school, SALTs will attend multi-disciplinary meetings to discuss the needs and/or progress of the child. Please note, it is usually the case that the minutes taken by the school or lead agency will be the written feedback from such meetings.

Intervention

Where intervention has been recommended as a result of the assessment process, EPIC Speech and Language Therapy are able to offer ongoing therapeutic intervention sessions to our partner schools. This may be delivered on an individual or group basis.

Bespoke Training

Further to the mandatory training that will be delivered to all partner schools as part of our core provision, EPIC Speech and Language Therapy Services can offer bespoke training packages as requested by individual partner schools. This includes training on a range of specialist areas, including: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); Selective Mutism; Dysfluency; Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH); Early Years etc. THIS IS NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST.

ASD Pathway Assessment

From spring term 2018, EPIC Speech and Language Therapy will be able to offer ADOS2 assessments for children on the ASD diagnostic pathway. Please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information regarding this.


EPIC SALTS currently offers Partner Schools with a choice of the following packages:

Large Package

15x 3 hour sessions per academic year *

£3750 per academic year

Small Package

9x 3 hour sessions per academic year *

£2250 per academic year

Extra-large Package

1 day per week (8 hours per week) per academic year *

£19500 per academic year

*As part of the three-year model, schools will be expected to exchange some of their prepaid sessions for mandatory training (as detailed in the services section of this handbook). Such training will meet the universal, targeted and specialist tiers of provision that EPIC SALTS will deliver to all our partner schools each year.

**The cost of services will be reviewed annually by the EPIC Management Board and new pricing will be issued to schools in writing in the summer term each year should there be any change. It is our intention to keep the costs of EPIC Services as affordable as possible for partner schools.