Communication is central to everything we do. It affects who we are, how we learn and how we interact with other people at home, at school and at work. Speech, language and communication are crucial to every child's ability to access and get the most out of education and life.

We at Bishop Alexander L.E.A.D. Academy strive to create an environment in which EVERY child can develop their speech, language and communication skills. We believe that the most effective way to support children in their development is working in partnership with those who are most important to our children - their parents and carers.

In this section "Talking Point" you can find out information about speech, language and communication development. You can also link to useful websites that offer advice, suggestions and activities which focus on speech, language and communication.

Keep an eye out for events happening within school and in the local community.

If you would like any further information or advice please contact Julie Nicholson, Language Lead.

Coming Soon

No Pensday Wednesday - date to be confirmed for Spring and Summer term 

Communication Coffee Morning - Date to be confirmed



Stages of Language Development

This poster describes the stages of typical language development, with examples of what you may see or hear.

Read On, Get On

Children require speech, language and communication skills to enable them to become accomplished readers. Click here to explore activities and hints and tips to encourage your child with reading and pre-reading skills.

Language For Life

Explore this site to discover ways to help your children's language skills grow and how you can get further help, information and support.

Talking Point

Lots of information for parents on speech, language and communication development and needs.

Parent Support

Afasic is a parent support organisation and has lots of useful resources including fact sheets and checklists

Information and activities

Find out the importance of speech, language and communication and try out some activities.

Communication Trust

More information on the development of speech, language and communication.


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