Speech, Language & Communication Service

The Speech, Language and Communication Team of Northumberland County Council offer tailored support for children and young people whose spoken language difficulties are affecting their achievement and progress in school.

The Speech, Language and Communication Team of Northumberland County Council offer tailored support for children and young people whose spoken language difficulties are affecting their achievement and progress in school.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the current situation, and following national guidance, it is best to contact our team via the email address provided: hint@northumberland.gov.uk

Messages will be checked regularly and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.


The team is made up of:

  • four dually qualified Specialist Teachers/Speech and Language Therapists
  • two Specialist Speech and Language Therapists
  • eight Specialist Teaching Assistants

Our Speech and Language Therapists have their practice regulated nationally by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

We work to extend the skills and knowledge of school staff and, where appropriate, provide tailored programmes to meet the identified needs of children and young people referred to our service.

The team offers a range of support, which may include:

  • a speech and language assessment
  • individual targeted work relating to spoken language (usually delivered by a Specialist Teaching Assistant)
  • group interventions
  • recommendations
  • advice and strategies directly linked to the curriculum 
  • resource sharing
  • support for parents and carers
  • a comprehensive range of bespoke and accredited training to school staff

Support is offered for children with delayed and disordered speech and language, as well as children whose phonological awareness difficulties are impacting upon their literacy acquisition.

Watch this video with further information for school

Request for Individual Support

The service accepts requests for support from school staff only. To access support for individual pupils, you MUST complete the following forms:

'Northumberland Inclusive Education Services 'Individual Request for Support'
and the
SLCN Checklist

The forms can be filled in electronically and emailed to the team, or printed and posted.

NB.  A Signed Parental consent is required for all individual requests for support.
A digital consent form is available on request.  The form MUST be completed and returned from the parent/carer's personal email account.

 

Request for Whole School Support

School staff should use this form to request training, whole class support, small group work, school development work, etc. 

The form can be filled in electronically and emailed to the team, or printed and posted. Please click on the link below to access the document.  

Northumberland Inclusive Education Services 'Whole School Request for Support'
 

PRIVACY NOTICE
Information is stored according to Northumberland County Council’s policies and adheres to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


CONTACT US:
Service Manager - Fiona Tarn
Office Manager - Helen Robson

Information is stored according to Northumberland County Council’s policies and adheres to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).