St. John's

Church of England Primary School

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SEND Advice and Strategies

For more information about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision at St. Johns, please follow the link below.

Mainstream Core Standards


This describes the provision that the local area expects to be made available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities attending mainstream schools. This guidance is for schools, parents and carers and professionals working with children and young people.


Please see below for a Parents' Guide plus a Guide for Professionals:

Further information

Please see below for a range of resources, courses and advice.

Children's Speech and Language Therapy have a new video on the Therapies website ( called ‘A guide to generalising speech sounds’.  This takes parents/school staff through the stages between a child being able to use a new sound in words in a structured session up to spontaneous speech and has lots of clips of an SLT using the strategies with a child. 


Within the Speech Sounds section there are lots of helpful resources  including:

•    Online workshop which covers how sounds are made, how they develop and recommendations for supporting them at home. 
•    Minimal pairs video demonstrating how to use this approach.
•    Phonological awareness video demonstrating lots of activities which develop PA skills. 
•    Top tips for speech video.
•    Cued articulation video which demonstrates lots of the cued artic signs.
•    Access to the EY speech screen tool which parents and settings can use to see if their child would benefit from a referral.


Parent Portal for resources and ideas for parents who have children with speech and language difficulties: