Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Speech and Language

Speech, Language and Communication development are important life skills. They are linked to learning, attainment, behaviour, social and emotional development as well as mental wellbeing.


We are committed to supporting the speech, language and communication development of all our pupils. We are working in partnership with our NHS link speech & language therapist (Christina Eakins) as well as specialist teachers to continue to improve our practice and provision and help to ensure that all our children reach their potential. Your child may therefore come into contact with Christina within their classroom or around school.  The SENCo (Mr.Devlin) will have regular meetings with Christina to discuss our school’s provision.


If you have any concerns about your child's speech, language or communication skills, please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. We will then work together with you to agree next steps.

You will be kept informed about any plans to support your child.