Nationally it is recognised that speech, language and communication skills are required for every child to reach their potential, particularly in terms of their attainment and their social & emotional wellbeing. To support this agenda Nottinghamshire is committed to encouraging practitioners to develop additional skills in relation to speech, language and communication (SLC). These enhanced practitioners are known as language leads.
Language leads need to have a passion for driving forward crucial messages around SLC. They need to have the enthusiasm and determination to ensure that SLC is considered in all planning, delivery and evaluation of services for children and families within their care.
Everything you need to know about becoming a language lead can be found in the document below, ‘The language lead role: a guide for practitioners’
There is a supplementary guide for owners and managers wishing to support a member of staff in the language lead role, The language lead role: a guide for managers.