Welcome to the Bercow: Ten Years On Speech and language therapists 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.
Encourage colleagues in schools and early years settings to log on to The Communication Trust’s speech, language and communication framework (SLCF) to audit confidence in supporting children and young people’s speech, language and communication and SLCN. Use the results as a discussion topic in a staff meeting.
Tell the schools and early years settings you work with about national campaigns which support speech, language and communication and SLCN.
A strategy for systems change – get spoken language and SLCN embedded in plans
Use our information sheet to ask schools you work in about the numbers of children with SLCN, and whether it is in the school development plan.
An accessible and equitable service
Use our information to share information about Local prevalence with people responsible for commissioning SLCN support.
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 schools/settings you work in using the Communication Trust SLCF.
Offer a range of training options.