The Communication Team at Holly Grove consists of Vici Carr, Jo Heyward and Sarah Dalikeni the Speech and Language Therapists, Angie Henney, Communication Leader and Gulshan Ahmed, Communication Assistant.
As a team we aim to support classes in meeting the communication needs of each child.
Angie Henney has a full time role as Communication Leader. Her role is wide and varied but mostly concentrates on helping children with the Picture Exchange Communication System. She also oversees the school’s ‘total communication’ ethos, developing a consistent approach across the school, using symbols, objects of reference, Makaton signing and communication aids. She works closely with the Speech and Language Therapists in identifying the needs of the children.
Gulshan Ahmed assists the Communication Team greatly by supporting Angie with sessions and resources and is building skills to take 1:1 sessions with children. Gulshan has a part time role on the team.
The Speech and Language Therapists attend Holly Grove once a week. They offer support and advice to children and parents in all areas of Speech and Language development, including feeding.
If you want any advice, support or guidance regarding your child’s speech and language development please do not hesitate to contact school and speak to Angie or Gulshan on 01282 682278 or contact St. Peter’s Centre for Vici and Emma on 01282 628359.