Victoria Speech and Language Centre is a twenty place specialist provision for children from Reception to Y4 who have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Our children are organised into two classes – younger and older.
We offer part time places for children who need specialist intervention. Our experienced team includes specialist teachers and teaching assistants as well as resident Speech and Language Therapists and a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. This gives us a very high staffing ratio.
Children join us for 3 days a week from their mainstream setting and attend their home school for the other two days. We work closely with home schools offer a bespoke service to meet each child’s individual needs.
Our setting is calm, light, bright and spacious and is designed to be communication friendly. We have access to amazing outdoor spaces as well.
Entry is via a specialist termly panel. Children will already have an NHS Speech Therapist and will have had at least one cycle of therapy as well as a risk matrix score of 16 or 12. For full details, please see our protocol.
Panel dates for Spring /Summer 2023 are Wednesday 9 February and Wednesday 17 May.
Completed applications need to be submitted 2 weeks before the panel date (25 January and 3 May)
If you think a child may benefit from a place with us, please speak to the child’s Speech and Language Therapist in the first instance.
Further guidance is available below.
For further information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have concerns about a child's speech and language development, here are useful links for parents and professionals
Professionals - https://www.stokespeaks.org/professionals-slt
The professionals link has a link to the SALT referral form.