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The Balanced System® for Schools and Settings extension project

Free SLCN development and award opportunity for Kent schools.

There are two categories for places on this extension project:

  1. Schools who have implemented the Balanced System approach and would like to build on their existing good practice to achieve Centre of Excellence status.
  2. New schools to the Balanced System who would like to work towards accreditation.

Joint commissioners from KCC and Kent and Medway CCG are funding up to 40 schools to have this opportunity starting in September 2021. This will enable schools to be ready for the new Kent wide strategy to support speech, language and communication in schools. The saving for schools is typically £2000+ VAT.

The scheme takes up to 18 months and includes local mentor support, access to local networks and communities of practice as well as the opportunity to gain national recognition through the Balanced System accreditation. The Balanced System Schools and Settings® takes a strategic approach to understanding need, mapping existing provision and gaps, and supporting decision making by school to enhance provision. Better Communication CIC has developed the accredited award scheme with partners NAPLIC and Afasic. The accreditation has two levels and provides quality assurance of provision that will enhance speech, language and communication outcomes for children and young people.

To find out more, join us for an information session on 24 February from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Zoom. Please contact to be sent the invite link. To register interest complete the enquiry form

For more information see the Scheme for Schools and Settings website

You can also contact to find out more.