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Every mainstream school in Worcestershire has the opportunity to identify a Communication TA who will act as a resource for colleagues in delivering small group targeted intervention for children with speech, language and communication needs. Some larger schools have identified more than one TA to take on this role. Over 250 Communication TAs have now registered be part of this FREE programme

Registered Communication TAs can access a termly cluster meeting in their area which will include support free training on an aspect of targeted intervention.  

For more information about the Communication TA scheme please click here.

Summer 2019 - EAL

Summer 2019 Flyer

Download Summer 2019 update here

Download Supporting EAL in school Primary Presentation here 

Download Supporting EAL in school Secondary presentation here

Find the EAL Assessment Framework for Schools here

Find all our resources here

Spring 2019 update

Communication TA update 2019

 Primary Presentation

Communication TA Word aware primary

  Secondary presentation

Communication TA word aware secondary
             Autumn 2018 update
Communication TA Autumn 2018 update
          Primary Presentation
Communication TA - Speech difficulties Primary
         Secondary presentation
Communication TA Phonological processing Secondary
Communication TA flyer Summer 18
Find the SMIRA website here

Find the Selective Mutism resource manual here

Reluctant talkers Summer 2018

What NOT to say Primary - here

What NOT to say Secondary - here

Stages of confident speaking - here

Stages with intervention - here

Communicative load - here

Communication cards - here

Communication TA Update Summer 18
Find out more about Bercow10 and sign the petition here

The Communication TA scheme is FREE for Worcestershire schools but you do need to register!

All Communication TAs are required to register each academic year and the registration form for the academic year 2018/9 is below:

Communication TA

Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs in Mainstream Schools


  Registration form for 2019/20

Registration Form
We will use this email to notify you of each term's event so please make sure this is up to date for each TA being registered.
Comm TA Update Spring 2018
Comm TA social Stories

Find the link to the petition for fair funding 

for children with SLCN here

      Watch a YouTube clip about social stories here 

      and here

Communication TA presentation Autumn 17

Download this term's Primary presentation here

Communication TA Secondary Autumn 2017

Download this term's Secondary presentation here

Communication TA update Autumn 2017

Download this term's update here

Find all our maths resources to download on our resource page here

Other Resources:

Download the teen/ty resource here

Download the first/last resource here
Download the maths word map here

Here are the presentations from Summer 2017 Cluster meetings:
Communication TA secondary summer 2017
Communication TA Phonics first aid
Summer update Communication TA

Here are the presentations from Spring 2017 Cluster meetings:

Comm TA spring 17 update
Comm TA Spring 2017 Primary
Comm TA Spring term Secondary

Download some ICW activities
for food here

 Exam advice from the National Autistic Society here

Find symbols for exam

vocabulary here

Here are our all the presentations from the Autumn term's cluster meetings!

Communciation TA update Autumn 16
Comm TA listening
Comm TA listening secondary

Presentations from 2015/6

Communication TA update Summer 16
Spring 16 Communication TA Update
Communication TA Social Skills
Communication TA Social skills secondary

 The Spring term's cluster meetings focused on supporting children who have difficulties with social skills.

There are lots of resources to support pupils with social skills on our resources page.

You can access them here.

who to include in social skills group

Group cohesion activity - Seaside Story

Seaside story

Those of you who attended the Spring cluster meetings probably got the chance to take part in a highly entertaining group cohesion activity!

Lots of people have requested it so they can try it back in school, so here it is for you to download.

 Have fun and do let us know how you get on!

Talking Matters is our training initiative specifically aimed at giving staff the knowledge and skills they need to provide targeted intervention for children with communication difficulties. Did you know that registered Communication TAs get a £5 reduction on each place? Click on the Talking Matters logo to see what workshops we are running this year:

Talking Matters logo