Working with The Communication Trust and Norwich Opportunity Area!

We are very excited to share with you some exciting training which is now underway! We are working with The Communication Trust Charity in delivering a range of training opportunities for the Norwich Opportunity Area!

Screen Shot 2018-07-24 at 10.41.45Our first full day of ‘Becoming a Communication Champion’ took place at Sprowston Manor on the 14th July 2018, with further full days and twilight sessions being offered throughout upcoming months. Our therapists, Emma and Hannah, will be delivering these sessions and are looking forward to meeting a range of enthusiastic delegates. Here’s a bit more information about who we’re working with………..

Who are The Communication Trust Charity? Screen Shot 2018-07-24 at 10.55.23

The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together, they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

What is The Norwich Opportunity Area? Screen Shot 2018-07-24 at 10.41.26

In October 2016, Norwich was identified as one of the 12 opportunity areas by the Education Secretary Justine Greening, with the plan to improve social mobility…..

“Opportunity areas will help local children get the best start in life, no matter what their background. Ensuring all children can access high-quality education at every stage is critical. We will focus not just on what we can do to help inside schools, but also create the opportunities outside school that will raise sights and broaden horizons for young people.”

The Norwich Opportunity Area is a network of local partners collaborating on coordinated activities to increase social mobility in Norwich, focusing on;

  1. Improving speech and communication in the early years so that children have the best chance as they start school
  2. Improving teaching and attainment, from primary school through to age 18, so that young people gain the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need for the next stage of their life
  3. Advice on careers and working life, supporting and informing young people in key decisions around qualifications and skills needed at important transition points, enabling them to get on the right path to their chosen career

We look forward to sharing more photos and information on the sessions we’re delivering and would love to receive any feedback if you’ve attended or are planning to attend any of the sessions!

The Team @ Communicate! 🙂