Keep on Talking (KOT)

Provided by the Children's Services Department

Continuous Professional Development

On the journey to becoming a setting where every child is an effective communicator, you will need to

  • evaluate the current levels of skills and knowledge in Speech, Language and Communication of practitioners in your setting
  • Identify the current training needs of practitioners and help prioritise training and professional development needs of individuals and setting.

The tools below will assist you in this process:

The Practitioner confidence schedule questionnaire

The Practitioner confidence questionnaire Microsoft Word 37kb can be used to assess the current skill level of each staff member in your setting. It can then be repeated at a later date to demonstrate specific changes in confidence and practice.

The Speech Language and Communication Framework (SLFC)

The SLFC is a more detailed assessment tool which is relevant to anyone who works with children and young people. The SLCF sets out four stages of competence from universal to extension level.

Resources to support your own professional development

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