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Castle Batch

Primary School Academy

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Speech & Language Base

Welcome to the Speech & Language Base!


Children who attend the base are recommended for placement by their Speech and Language therapist.  Children who have a diagnosis of a language disorder and who receive a place are academically within the average range.  Our aim is for these children to reach their language potential and return to their local mainstream school.


We will support your child to develop their communication (receptive and expressive), learning, social and emotional, physical and all the self-help skills they will need not just within a school day but also for their future.  We are there to encourage and empower them to do as much as they can for themselves and we value their efforts with lots of positive reinforcement and praise.


The Speech and Language Base is managed by Mrs Hooper.  The Base consists of two classes, one in Key Stage 1 and one in Key Stage 2.  Mrs Hooper is the teacher in Key Stage 1 and Mrs Ede is the teacher for Key Stage 2.


The Key Stage 1 Base opens at 8.35am and closes at 3pm.  We have our own gate within the school grounds for drop off and pick up and our own enclosed playground.  The Key Stage 2 Base operates under the normal school day.


Parents can obtain further useful speech and language links by going to our Useful Links section under the News and Events tab on the website.


Please click on the link below to find out more about the two key stages:

Trips and Events

All letters relating to the trips organised by the Base will be shown below on this page.  If your child is in Key Stage 2, please check the mainstream class page for further information.  A text message will be sent to advise of all trips.