Teaching Staff Work To Empower Students’ Communication Skills

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Teaching Staff Work To Empower Students’ Communication Skills

We are committed in supporting the development of our pupils, for their confidence and preparing them to be the best professionals they can be. In respect of this, we are pleased to announce that our teaching staff have been working with specialist training company Elklan – who are leaders in developing young people’s communication skills.


The Programme

The training programme is specifically tailored for Further Education staff who work with students aged over 16, with the intention of empowering students to develop the communication skills that all young people need, especially for those who have speech, language and communication needs. The course runs over an eight-week period, and guides staff through the process and the challenges young people may face, and also informs of effective methods to support young adults to build confidence in these areas.

View and/or download a PDF of the Speech & Language Support for Post 16s Overview.


Who are Elklan?

Elklan formed in 1999 by two experienced speech and language therapists Liz Elks and Henrietta McLachlan in response to a growing need for support amongst staff for students with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Elklan has since trained over 1,400 speech and language therapists as tutors and 714 specialist teachers as co-tutors. In addition, Elklan is growing in popularity with its tutoring services being brought over to Ireland, Australia, Luxembourg and The Falkland Islands.



Staff receive advice from Elklan Training about how best to support students who face challenges in areas of communication.


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