Thankyou to everyone who joined us at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford yesterday for our GM Pathways to Talking Learning event. It was so good to be able to share and celebrate the outstanding practice across GM to improve young children’s speech, language and communication development. A special Thankyou to all the speakers, workshop providers, case study areas and colleagues who provided information displays. We will share more information about these through this blog over the next few weeks.
The learning event was opened by Chris McLoughlin, Stockport’s Director of Children’s Services who is also the GM DCS Lead for School Readiness. Chris spoke passionately about the GM ambition to improve school readiness outcomes for all children and particularly the focus on reducing inequalities for the most disadvantaged children and families. She shared the GM Early Years Delivery Model and talked about the key importance of the speech, language and communication pathway.
Chris welcomed Andy Burnham, the Mayor of GM who talked about how:
The full GMCA press release can be seen here: https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/news/greater-manchester-closes-the-educational-equality-gap-for-disadvantaged-children/