What is an Elklan Communication Friendly School?
Elklan Communication Friendly School (CFSc) accreditation is awarded to schools that have trained and supported all their staff in communication and language development. We are pleased to report that Marlborough Road Academy has been awarded the Elklan accreditation. To achieve the award we had to show evidence of embedding this knowledge in targeted interventions and through the implementation of a school communication policy.
Accreditation can be achieved in one year and is renewed after three years. Communication Friendly School status was re awarded October 2017.
Becoming a CFSc involved three elements each of which we passed:
- Lead teachers and teaching assistants are trained
- Lead teachers train the whole school staff
- An audit of the embedding of practices and policies in the school is taken
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Emotional Friendly School
We are currently working towards Emotional Friendly School status.
The Emotionally Friendly Schools (EFS) programme is a flexible, whole-school approach to improving children's mental health and wellbeing. It is supported by the Salford Educational Psychology Service and focuses on four key areas:
1. Staff Wellbeing and School Ethos
2. Classroom Practice
3. Assessing Children's Needs
4. Supporting Individual Children