School Wins National Communication Award

29th September 2015

 

It was a very proud day for our school recently, when we won ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Communication Commitment Award’ category at the national Shine a Light Awards. Mrs. Gough, Miss Pennington and Miss Kelly attended this glittering awards ceremony in London, hosted by comedian David Baddiel, to celebrate innovative work, inspirational individuals and excellent practice in supporting children’s communication development.

Over the past two years, our school has made a huge commitment of time, staff and resources to working with all children who come into school with speech, language and communication needs. From Place2Be counselling services to funding a communication teaching assistant to running events such as No Pens Day Wednesday (next Wednesday 7th October), we have worked tirelessly to give our pupils the very best start in school with their communication development.

To quote from the official press release:

Mrs. Gough, SENCO, and Miss. Pennington, Assistant Headteacher, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been highly commended for the Communication Commitment School of the Year at the 2015 Shine a Light Awards for our work supporting the children in our school with their communication.

“It is fantastic to be recognised for all the hard work we put in to ensuring that our children receive the very best support to help them develop their communication skills. It is a reflection on all of the people involved who work so hard to ensure that our communication provision works so well – children, staff, governors and Liverpool Speech and Language Therapy Service.”