Secondary Language Link


Secondary Language Link is the only comprehensive SLCN support package of its kind. This assessment, targeted interventions and teacher training package enables secondary schools to identify and support the language and communication needs of Key Stage 3 students aged 11-14 years.

Identify


Difficulties understanding language are commonly disguised as challenging behaviour. Our online screening tool helps schools identify when language difficulties underpin poor behaviour.

Language underpins literacy. Understanding of language creates a foundation which enables us to develop literacy skills. The Secondary Language Link assessment and interventions will support students to lay the groundwork for success in developing good literacy skills.

The online standardised assessment can be used universally to screen language comprehension in year 7. It is administered to groups of students and is audio supported, placing minimal demands on literacy skills.

The content reflects the daily demands faced by young people to understand language both in the classroom and in conversation with peers. The format is varied including video, interactive classroom, and picture selection formats, making it an engaging experience for students.

Identify

Intervene


Talk Fitness is an innovative, targeted group intervention aimed at improving functional and cross-curricular speaking and listening skills.

The video-based platform provides a rich context for teaching, focusing on real-life situations that are authentic and meaningful to young people.

Our Talk Fitness provides schools with explicit guidance notes and printable resources to minimise preparation time. Pre and post-intervention assessments provide comprehensive measures of progress. Its unique format of online student coaching empowers teachers in facilitating groups.

Intervene

Inform


Delivered to staff groups and underpinned by discussion, self-evaluation and reflection, the toolkit helps teachers identify their own areas of need to improve inclusive teaching to enable pupils with SLCN to realise their potential in the classroom.

This online training resource examines key aspects of teaching to support the learning and achievement of students with SLCN and those learning English as an additional language.

The toolkit helps teachers understand the importance and impact of poor communication skills on learning and life chances. It showcases good practice across the curriculum to empower teachers in making effective adjustments to teaching practice that impact most on learning.

Inform

Include


Inclusive Teaching Plans help teachers put into practice and embed the strategies showcased in the Toolkit Training.

These are small adjustments to teaching that impact on learning for students with SLCN and EAL. Subject teachers choose the strategy appropriate for their learners and evaluate its impact on student engagement.

Include

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Pricing

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Talk Fitness

Watch our interview with teacher, Ravinder Baines, Lyng Hall School on using Talk Fitness

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What our customers say


The Secondary Language Link assessment has been a great asset to our school. Not only does it identify the students who would benefit from intervention, it breaks down the area of language of need. It highlights students who may benefit from support socially within the school.

The Secondary Language Link package is invaluable for record keeping and providing evidence where necessary. It is useful for measuring student progress, and is easily accessible. The support from Secondary Language Link staff has always been prompt and professional.

Support Learning Coordinator, Northfleet Technology College

What our customers say