Welcome to the Bercow: Ten Years On Schools and Colleges page
Here you will find information and resources we feel will be of particular interest to you, along with practical ideas and resources to help you take action now.
Read our short briefing paper on the main findings and recommendations of the Bercow: Ten Years On report.
Want to take action now? Try some of these practical ideas:
Communication is crucial – Raise awareness!
Give them the briefing sheet for schools
Watch and share this video clip of a primary/secondary school teacher talking about the importance of spoken language for learning.
Log on to the Communication Trust’s speech, language and communication framework (SLCF) for an audit of your confidence in supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication and SLCN.
Encourage other staff to do this and use the results as a discussion topic in a staff meeting.
Find out here where you can find Training children’s in SLCN.
Get involved in National campaigns which support speech, language and communication and SLCN
A Strategy for systems change – get spoken language and SLCN embedded in plans.
An accessible and equitable service
Support that makes a difference – share the impact!
Use our resources to ask children and young people what support they prefer
Demonstrate how SLCN support can impact on outcomes that are meaningful to commissioners.
Early identification and intervention
Audit the competences of staff in your setting using The Communication Trust’s speech, language and communication framework.
Find out here where you can find Training in children’s SLCN.
Use our information sheet to take a three step approach to identify children and young people with SLCN in your school or college.
Use the best practice principles to audit staff development in SLCN in your setting