Communication Supporting Classroom Observation Tool
This tool was developed as part of the Better Communication
Research Programme (BCRP) in 2012. The BCRP was a 3 year research
programme that was part of the Government's response to the 2008
Bercow Review of provision of services for children with speech,
language and communication needs (SLCN).
The Communication Trust are supporting the BCRP to share their
Information about the Communication Supporting Classroom
- The observation tool is designed to be used in an observation
of a classroom or a learning space by someone other than the adult
working with the children.
- The observation tool can be used in Reception, Year 1 and Year
2 classrooms and other Early years learning spaces.
- It is recommended that the observation takes place during a
regular classroom session (usually a morning session starting with
the class register).
The tool is designed to profile the oral language environment of
the classroom. It is not expected that all items will appear on all
To download the tool please click here.