Greenacres Primary School

Greenacres Primary School Millenium Primary
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Speech Bubble

The Speech Bubble is a designated specialist provision (DSP) attached to our mainstream school for an identified group of children with specific speech and language impairment. We have children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 for the London Borough of Royal Greenwich. We have a group of 35 children who attend the Speech Bubble for an intense period of support with speech and language so that children develop skills to be able to progress in mainstream schools. We usually have children in the Speech Bubble for one to two years with children returning to a mainstream class, when possible their previous school.

The Speech Bubble is made up of one class, Rainbow Class. Although the children are in one class, they are based across three connected classrooms, which allows them to be taught by specialists in small groups and have their learning tailored to their needs. One classroom is set up and follows the Early Years style with the other two designed to reflect the KS1 and KS2 learning styles. 

 What Speech and Language Support do the children receive?

What is the Curriculum?

We aim to provide an exciting, multi-sensory, language rich environment where children can experience the curriculum through a range of different practical activities. We use a ‘topic-based’ approach to many subject areas to enhance this, which are supported by educational visits and real life experiences.

We offer small group, specialist teaching and intensive speech and language therapy, to children who have Speech and Language Disorder and whose access to a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum, is restricted by the impairment. Our aim is to enable our pupils to return to a mainstream school through early specialist intervention. 

A skilled team of professionals, Speech and Language Therapists, Teachers and Specialist Support Assistants, work with the children every day to encourage their communication skills, confidence and self-esteem, which is often severely affected by the disorder.

The team work collaboratively with the children so that each child benefits from a range of different teaching styles and approaches to the curriculum.  Children will be taught by all members of staff at some stage during each week.


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