Information for Ofsted Inspectors

Your guide to why spoken language is so important, what can go wrong, and best practice for supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in school

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Key facts and statistics
Practical examples

The importance of spoken language

  • What children and young people themselves think about spoken language
  • Information about speech, language and communication needs and what can go wrong, including statistics on the impact of poor spoken language

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The scale of the issue

  • Read about the types of difficulties children and young people experience when they have speech, language and communication needs, including how they will present in a classroom

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What do speech, language and communication needs look like?

  • Read about the types of difficulties children and young people experience when they have speech, language and communication needs, including how they will present in a classroom

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Supporting children’s spoken language- what can be done?

 

  • Knowledgeable staff with understanding of how to support children’s communication skills are essential to ensure best impact.

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​Measuring the impact of support for speech, language and communication​

  • Read about tools for measuring progress in speech, language and communication
  • Read some of the main issues around measuring impact and how schools could tackle them

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