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Literacy & Speech and Language

Supporting your child's learning journey through storytelling, phonics, concepts and fun!

Literacy in Schools


Tales from the Tipi

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Tales from the Tipi is a storytelling programme, linked to the outdoors, that aims to increase children’s access and engagement with reading materials and improve mental health and wellbeing. Singing, drumming, circle games and rhyme are used to encourage listening and attention, social skills and to develop a love of language. 

Literacy in schools includes small group and 1:1 support for students who are identified as reluctant readers or writers and/or reading below the expected levels for their age. Staff training in phonics, reading assessment and reading comprehension are also available.


'I like playing the drum and reading in the tipi. It makes me happy and calm'. -Year 1 pupil

Speech support in schools includes initial assessments for Speech using the CLEAR (Clinical Linguistics Educational Assessments and Resources) phonology screening assessment and the planning and delivery of 1:1 interventions based on identified speech sound difficulties. 

EFT Support for Speech and Language in schools

Bespoke programmes designed to support school staff in the creation of interventions, progress measuring and strategies for students identified as having expressive, receptive and social language and communication needs.

Language and Communication Sessions:

  • Social Use of Language sessions to improve skills in both non-verbal and verbal communication

  • Receptive and expressive language: attention and listening skills, memory, understanding words and concepts, understanding instructions, narrative and sequencing of events

  • Vocabulary: specific teaching and pre-teaching vocabulary necessary to access the curriculum

  • Assessment of expressive language skills using the Renfrew Action Picture Test (Rapt)

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Education Futures Trust is delighted to announce a partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – a unique book gifting programme that mails books to children each month at no cost to the family.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a reading initiative for children aged 0-5 operated by Dolly Parton’s charity, the Dollywood Foundation. It is a collection of high-quality, age-appropriate books for children aged from birth until the month they turn five. All children enrolled in the Imagination Library programme receive a free book in the post every month.

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