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Elklan in Kazakhstan!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Estelle Byrne, one of our Elklan tutors is delivering modified Elklan training in a voluntary capacity in Kazakhstan over the next three weeks. Read all about Estelle Byrne's adventures here! ..

Specialist training for early years practitioners

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

We are delighted to have been successful with our partners Education Development Trust (EDT) in our bid to deliver the Department for Education’s Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP). ..

School that is closing achieves Communication Friendly Status!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Even though this school is earmarked to close at the end of this term the staff have not gone away quietly. Last week they celebrated achieving Communication Friendly Schools status in less than two terms! The tutor Kirsty Murrell worked very hard to enable this to happen as have all the staff. What an achievement!!

Kirsty writes:

"The whole morning was lovely; all of the children (including little ones from nursery and reception, sat beautifully for about an hour!) had a special celebration assembly. The Year 2s presented some of their own and their teachers’ memories of the school. Belinda the SENCo talked a bit about their Elklan journey and then I presented the 3 Lead Communication Practitioners with the school/nursery certificates. The Alderman Swindell bee then made an appearance to unveil the two Communication Friendly Setting plaques (one for nursery and one for the rest of the school) with the help of a couple of the children! The assembly was then finished with the school choir singing ‘Super Trouper’ and a whole school rendition of a very apt song ‘Every journey’.

Honestly, I just about managed to hold back the tears as it was a very emotional morning!! It is SO sad that this school is closing as they have put in so much work and are such a good example of a small, inclusive, communication friendly school in a needy area of Norfolk. I hope other local schools will follow their example and I will do my best to spread the word!"

Swindell Bee unveils Communication Friendly Status plaque

Elklan's is the most useful ASD course ever attended!

Monday, July 09, 2018

Gareth Jones, a teacher from Chester is bowled over by Elklan's Communication Support for Verbal Pupils with ASD training course. ..

Volunteer like Alison has!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Alison Buckley, Specialist SaLT and Elklan Tutor tells us more about her experinces in the Philippines! ..

Elklan is in the Philippines!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Alison Buckley, Elklan tutor and specialist speech and language therapist, takes Let’s Talk with Under 5s training to the Philippines! ..

Elklan's response to The Attainment Gap EEF Report

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘The Attainment Gap’ published by the Education Endowment Fund reinforces the need to change adults practice - Elklan does this!  ..

Read it for yourself!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Lots of interest shown in Elklan and STASS products at the RCSLT study day in September

Monday, October 03, 2016


OFSTED notice improvement following Elklan training

Wednesday, March 02, 2016