Secondary Talk is an evidence-based practical programme to help schools support their young people to develop essential communication skills, the foundation skills for learning, literacy and life. It has been shown to contribute to improvements in behaviour, engagement in learning and attainment.
Secondary Talk helps schools to develop language and communication supportive approaches that respond to their own priorities and identified key issues. So whether your school has identified issues with behaviour, engagement in learning or attainment amongst its vulnerable groups, whether low or high achieving, Secondary Talk can provide flexible, practical solutions.
"We saw an increase in A and A*s across the board in subjects. I'm not saying that's attributed just to the language skills they're using and developing but I'd say that was a factor definitely." - Headteacher Carnforth High School
Secondary Talk supports schools to develop communication approaches responding to their own priorities, unlike top-down school improvement initiatives. So whether your school has identified issues with behaviour, engagement in learning or attainment amongst its vulnerable groups, Secondary Talk can provide flexible, practical solutions.
How Secondary Talk works
Delivered over 3-4 terms by experienced and specialist I CAN communication advisors Secondary Talk provides consultancy, a range of short training modules, coaching, 'what to do' materials, three levels of standards to aim for and validation, in a package that is tailored to the needs of the school. Together these help change and embed communication supportive practice in a focused, step by step way that impacts on the behaviour, attainment and engagement of students.
Licensed Tutor training
Secondary Talk Licensed Tutor training: a two-day training course enabling specialist support staff such as Speech and Language Therapists or Advisory Teachers to deliver Secondary Talk under licence to secondary schools.
Contact I CAN 020 7843 2515, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on Licensed Tutor options for Secondary Talk.