WellComm is fantastic in making sure no child’s needs are missed. The activities are so directed to their age group that we often find children completely engaged, even those who have been a little reticent in class.
Beccie Hawes, Rushall’s Inclusion Advisory support team

WellComm Quick Reference Guide

  • Age Range: 6 months-6 years
  • Suitable for: Early Years Practitioners, SENCOs, Teaching Assistants, Nursery Workers and Speech and Language Therapists
  • Test duration: 10-15 minutes
  • Test format: Paper


WellComm: A Speech and Language Toolkit for Screening and Intervention in the Early Years: Revised Edition plays a crucial role in identifying children with potential language difficulties and offers a range of customised intervention activities to help support their language development.

Easy to administer and score, the screening tool uses a unique traffic light system to help practitioners understand the child’s current level of speech and language and to provide a pathway for action, ensuring every child gets the support they need.

Consider referral to a specialist service for further advice/assessment

Extra support and intervention required

No intervention currently required


Over 150 photocopiable intervention activities are available, all designed to be fun, friendly and engaging to help improve language skills, whatever the age or ability of the child. These, as well as the Supporting Language at Home CD can also be shared with parents to increase parental engagement.


Why use WellComm?

  • Identify children in need of referral or support
  • Provide tailored intervention strategies for all children
  • Assess children’s communication skills on entry to nursery and school
  • Measure progress throughout


With 1 in 10 children under 5 years of age experiencing some degree of difficulty in learning language and communication skills, early identification is crucial. To help achieve this, WellComm Toolkit's clear and easy-to-use record forms enable the screening process to be carried out quickly and efficiently.

Supporting every child’s learning needs at Millfield

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Data driven dialogues: developing mastery in mathematics

Iain Hope, the Deputy Head of Primary at the British School Jakarta, explains how a combination of data from Progress Tests and teacher informed ‘data driven dialogues’, can be used to create next steps in learning on an individual, cohort and school level to create true ‘data informed’ action plans. Within this, Iain Hope focuses on the example of development of ‘mastery’ in mathematics.