Tag Archives: Hackney

Check out a new resource for running language groups

The book, with the hat used in the game!

The book, with the hat used in the game!

I recently got my hands on Communication & Language Activities – Running Groups for School-Aged Children, edited by Sarah Nash. Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher to review, I used to work in the Hackney Team and Sarah is a friend. That said, here’s what I think.

I loved the illustration on the cover, and was keen to see how the book had been structured. There’s a comprehensive and clearly written introduction, covering topics like planning the sessions, dealing with difficulties and supporting carry over to the classroom.

Continue reading

Famous! (in Hackney)

I’ve caught up with lots of my old colleagues from Hackney over the last few weeks and they all greeted me the same way: “You’re famous!” They exaggerate, but a picture of me working with a child accompanies an article about the SLT service in last week’s Hackney Today. You can read a clipping of the article (PDF), or visit the Hackney Today website to see all of issue 188.

Not quite the Independent, but you have to start somewhere!