The Balanced System Scheme for Schools

NAPLIC is currently working in conjunction with Better Communication CIC and Afasic to provide a system wide approach which enables a school to develop provision for speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and wider SEN at a whole school and individual learner level, in line with the new SEND Code of Practice 0-25 and OFSTED requirements.

We are recruiting schools now for the pilot phase starting in January 2015.

To register your interest in being a pilot school, or if you are a professional working with a school and would like to find out more, please complete the form on the Better Communication website.

The website has recently been updated with new information, FAQs and registration details to provide more information on the project.

Pilot schools will be asked to make a contribution of £750 (inclusive of VAT) to be part of the scheme which represents a 50% subsidy for pilot schools.  The development materials and online tools will be provided free to pilot schools for the 4 term duration of the pilot scheme.  These will allow schools to analyse the speech, language and communication needs of the school population, map existing provision (which will provide a framework for the published offer that schools are required to make under the Code of Practice for SEN (2014)), plan how the school can meet the standards at universal, targeted and specialist levels and provide an evaluation framework.  Schools completing the Scheme to the required threshold will received an accreditation.

The 50% contribution is to cover consultant time and expenses for two visits, one in term 1 and one in term 4, and an agreed amount of email and telephone support during the pilot scheme. 

Find out more and register your interest at

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