Closing the gap on speech, language and communication in the early years: local case studies
This set of case studies looks at local approaches to reducing the speech, language and communication attainment gap between children who are socioeconomically disadvantaged and their peers.
Doncaster case study
East Sussex case study
Kingston case study
Norfolk case study
North Tyneside case study
These are practical examples from local areas which have succeeded in achieving an attainment gap that was narrower than the national average. The case studies highlight strengths and are frank about challenges. They provide rich learning about the types of programmes and initiatives which have had an impact.
With diverse demographics, sizes and regions, the case studies provide useful insights for anyone with an interest in supporting disadvantaged children on speech, language and communication development.