Putting communication first
Primary Talk is a training and development programme that supports the communication development of all children aged 4-11, including those with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The programme has been shown to have a substantial impact on classroom practice and can help schools improve pupil outcomes.
Primary Talk can support schools to develop outstanding practice in communication by:
- Developing the spoken language skills that support learning across the curriculum, including reading and writing.
- Providing staff with a range of classroom strategies that focus on developing listening and attention skills, vocabulary and the use of visual tools to support spoken language.
- Developing pupils’ behaviour for learning by helping staff to identify those children whose underlying communication difficulties lead to poor behaviour.
- Developing the social aspects of learning – making friends, working in groups, and building relationships.