Therapy sessions at the Mainstream School Service.
Schools are able to request that their link speech and language therapist offers bespoke training for their school. SENCO’s can discuss training requests with their speech and language therapist at the beginning of each term.
The mainstream schools speech and language therapy team are also offering training as part of Children’s Integrated Therapy Service (CITS) training days where there will be sessions offered by all of the therapy services. Dates for this training are yet to be confirmed.
School staff are also able to access training offered by the Local Authorities SEND Support Team to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
The mainstream schools speech and language therapy team is offering parent/carer only training.
Parent/carers wanting to attend training need to contact the CITS Advice Line on 01895 488 200 and ask to be booked on to a session.
Your child does not need a referral to access the training, but we may need to prioritise training for parents/carers of children known to speech and language therapy service.
If you are not sure which training is right for you, then please speak to your child’s therapist or ask to speak to the duty speech and language therapist and they can help you.
Please note: Numbers are limited for the training sessions. Unfortunately there are no crèche facilities available so please do not bring any children to the sessions or you will be asked to leave. The only exceptions to this are small babies who are breastfeeding and we politely request that you leave the room if the baby starts to cry.