Good communication is the gateway to learning, friendships, academic achievement and success at work

Initial Teacher Education Resources

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How to use these resources

1. Intro for ITE tutors / providers

2. Intro for ITE students

Information sheets

1. How children develop speech, language and communication skills

2. What are Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)

3. Creating an inclusive classroom 

Case studies

4. Noah - Key stage 1 English

5. Germain - Key stage 2 English

6. Stephen - Secondary English

7. Stephen - Secondary Maths

8. Stephen - Secondary Science


9. References

Further reading

If you are a provider interested in embedding speech, language and communication, and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) into their courses try our Let's Talk About It booklet.

If you are interested in learning more about effective participation download the resources on our Involving Children and Young People with SLCN page.



(1) The Communication Trust, 'Workforce Development report', February 2017