Child First Trust

Speech Therapy

Child First member schools have, for many years, been fortunate enough to access high quality speech and language provision.  Since 2018 this has been delivered by C and D Speech and Language Therapy.   This work, commissioned by Child First Trust, has enabled our schools to build vital capacity and significant internal skills.

In the 2022-23 school year Child First is supported by Cassie Pierson and Amber Vincent.


Their work with Child First schools is wide and varied and includes;

  • Continued Professional Development,  for SENCO’s and other relevant staff.
  • Support for Child First Head, SENCOs and LSA’s.  Ensuring that children with speech and language issues are able to access help  as early as possible and that our SENCOs are facilitated to offer speech and language interventions with confidence, ensuring timely support.
  • Individual, child focused support. Working directly with the children, their class teachers and/or LSA’s to suggest activities and programmes of support.
  • Any other help required in the fields of Speech and Language Therapy.
Cassie Pierson
Amber Vincent

Child First school wishing to engage the support of C and D Therapy should contact Cassie Pierson

The referral form for completion can be downloaded from the link below:

Referral form_updated

Information Notice Clients – amend to T&C

REFERRALS should be sent, by encrypted email to Cassie, or by hard copy.

For a copy of C and D’s Privacy Impact Assessment please click on the link below:


C and D Speech and Language Report 2019-2020

Have your say…

Here’s what you have to say about your Child First Trust SLT Service;

“You are vital to our work in secondary; we didn’t used to have access to S&L at this level and it isn’t as if S&L issues disappear when a student leaves primary school.”

“Please carry on as you are! Nicki, you are a real asset to our school. Thank you!”

“Excellent service – I can’t think of how to improve it!”

“No improvement required! – A very valuable, and valued, service.”

“Please continue with your pro-active stance of booking in appointments for Foundation up to Year Two. Continue with providing up to date resources and information/courses. I would be grateful for any provision you feel applicable for our Middle Phase which may be more recent than Black Sheep resources which we may currently have.

 Child First school wishing to engage the support of C and D Therapy should contact Cassie Pierson 

Both Therapists can be contacted via the C and D office on 01206 700 270.


Here are the calendars schedules for Amber Vincent for the school year starting September 2022.

Please ensure your dates are convenient and match your expectations.

One week’s notice must be given to request changes to these.

Child First Schools are also able to access additional hours, over and above those commissioned by Child First, through Child First PLUS. This means that schools can request additional support from C and D Therapy and will be invoiced by Child First at the end of each month.

Please see the Speech Therapy Child First PLUS Tab under services.

Speech and Language Workshops for Child First Schools 2022-2023

Attention & listening – Thursday 29th September – 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)

SLCN (EYFS-KS2) – Tuesday 29th November – 1-3:30pm (2.5 hrs)

SLCN (KS3-4) – Tuesday 31st January – 9:30am-12pm (2.5 hrs)

Blanks levels – Tuesday 31st January – 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)

Colourful Semantics – Tuesday 21st February – 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)

Shape Coding – Thursday 23rd March – 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)

Narrative Development – Thursday 11th May – 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)

Lego Therapy – Wednesday 7th June – 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)

Speech Sound Difficulties – Thursday 6th July – 2-3:30pm (1.5hrs)

Workshop 1 Attention and Listening 29th September 2022

Workshop 2 SCLN November 29th 2022

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