Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Children's Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), Talking Success - NHS

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c/o Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT), St Mary’s Hospital, London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW
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Service description:
Speech and Language Therapists from Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) are offering free training to publicly-funded mainstream primary schools. The programme is funded by Northamptonshire County Council, and will help your school:

• Accelerate the speech, language and communication skills of pupils in order to raise achievement
• Identify and support pupils with speech, language and communication needs through targeted intervention and classroom strategies
• Evaluate the impact of speech and language intervention
• Prioritise which children will need referrals to specialist services
• Gain school to school support at forthcoming communication network meetings for course attendees

To get the best out of Talking Success, NHFT strongly recommend that (as a school) you book one Teaching Assistant, one SENCO, and one Class Teacher (up to 3 places are available per school) on your preferred dates.

This training will take place over 7 separate dates (including 5 full days and 2 half days), and you will be required to attend every day under your chosen cohort.

Northampton Cohort (Park Inn, Silver Street):

• Phase One: 13-14 September 2017 (9.30am-3.30pm)
• Phase One Follow-Up: 26 September 2017 (9.30am-12.30pm)
• Phase Two: 10-12 October 2017 (9.30am-3.30pm)
• Phase Two Follow-Up: 9 November 2017 (9.30am-12.30pm)

Desborough Cohort (Kettering Ritz, Station Road):

• Phase One: 13-14 June 2017 (9.30am-3.30pm)
• Phase One Follow-Up: 5 July 2017 (9.30am-12.30pm)
• Phase Two: 18-20 July 2017 (9.30am-3.30pm)
• Phase Two Follow-Up: 12 September 2017 (9.30am-12.30pm)

For more information, please email

How to Book:

To book a place, please contact Lisa Gilbey on or 01604 657760. When emailing, please include the following details:

• Your name
• Your job title
• Your email address and telephone number
• Your employing school
• The name of line manager and their email address
Age range:
0 - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • Professionals/Staff
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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