Speech and Language

Here at J.H. Godwin we have outstanding Speech and Language provision. With a dedicated Speech and Language practitioner onsite, along with fortnightly visits from a private Speech and Language therapist, our provision really is second to none. 


A speech therapist from Jane Mullin (click here) visits 1 day a fortnight to assess, meet with parents and write personalised Speech and Language Care Plans. Miss Love, our specialist Speech and Language Assistant is with us 5 days a week to deliver those plans to children in school and advise parents and staff on how to further support the children.

Miss Love will work with children with identified Speech and Language needs at least twice a week while they are on a care plan, she will liaise with the class teaching team to ensure the main targets are reinforced in class and will liaise with parents to ensure they have the resources and games to support their child's targets at home.

When children join us in Reception aged 4, they complete a WELLCOMM assessment and then we support children with interventions to achieve the appropriate age and stage of language and communication. We teach Concept Cat on a daily basis to ensure children's ideas and understanding of language develops throughout their first year in school. We also assess all of our Reception pupils on entry and any who need it, will receive a S&L Care Plan and support from our S&L Therapist.  

As well as this we have a whole school approach to teaching and devloping language through our Word Aware programme. This begins when the children join us in Reception and continues throughout the school. There is a weekly competition held in assemblies on a Monday, where our Communication Leads celebrate last week's winners and share our new KS1 and KS2 words to investigate!

 Jane Mullen's website: www.janespeechtherapy.co.uk


 Word Aware is a research-based, high impact scheme providing strategies that help build an ethos of enriched vocabulary aquisition. This not only supprts a deeper understanding of the curriculum but develops a life-long love and knowledge of words. Click here to find out more.


Follow these useful links for more Speech and Language resources and support:






Below is a list of some useful apps available from Google Play on the Apple Store. 

  • Articulation Station by Little Bee Speech
  • Splingo's Language Universe By The Speech and Language store
  • Little stories by Little Bee Speech
  • Simon Says by Strategy
  • Kids Card Match Fun Game By Galante  

Contact the School

J H Godwin Primary School

Melbourne Road
Headteacher: Mrs L Cartledge

Main Contact: If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please ring and speak to Mrs S Jefferson or Mrs K Bickerton in the office

Tel: 01244 259 666

SEN Contact: Mrs E Cornish SENDCO - via admin@jhgodwin.cheshire.sch.uk

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