Speech & Language Base
Welcome to the Speech & Language Base!
The Base consists of two classes, one in Key Stage 1 and one in Key Stage 2. From September 2021, Mrs Hannah Tedder will be the teacher (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs Hannah Jones will be the teacher (Fri) in Key Stage 1 and Mrs Julie Bestwick will be the teacher for Key Stage 2.
Mrs Hannah Tedder - email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Hannah Jones - email address Hannah.email@example.com
Mrs Julie Bestwick - email address firstname.lastname@example.org
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, from September 2020, will be managed by Mrs Hannah Jones - our current SENDCO. Hannah Jones has been teaching for 23 years, starting her career in Somerset before moving to Castle Batch 21 years ago. During this time Hannah Jones has taught all year groups both in Keystage 1 and 2. Starting as SENDCO 5 years ago having completed the National Qualification at Cheltenham and Gloucester University. "I am committed to supporting all of our children and families. I want to support our children in being able to be the best they can be and enjoy being successful learners."
Please note due to covid-19 the Key Stage 1 Base will open at 8.30am and close at 3pm prompt. Parents will use the Rawlins Avenue gate entrance. 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 children will also follow these times and enter through the KS1 Base gate and classroom.
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.