Ms Louise Hawkins (LCH) Miss Pippa Hirst (SENCO for Pupils with Speech and Language Impairment)
LCH is the Lambeth centre for children with speech and language difficulties, housed within Wyvil School.
We have up to 10 children from ages 4 to 7 who are supported by 4 adults as well as the Speech and Language Therapy Service.
Children follow the same curriculum as the rest of the school but at a slower pace. We also make the curriculum more visual and practical and sometimes children may need to follow the curriculum for a younger age.
We aim to boost children’s language and early learning skills with a high ratio of adult to child support and specialist resources. They can then potentially return to mainstream school in year 3. We include children in some mainstream lessons where possible to help them get used to being in a class of 30 and learning more independently.
The curriculum for LCH is enriched by weekly Tae Kwon Do, cooking, football and music with specialist teachers.
We also go on trips, like the main school, each term. We have been to all the major art galleries and museums as well as theatres, cinemas and the local fire station.