Welcome to our S. T. F. page

At Bishopston Primary School we are lucky to have two Specialist Teaching Facilities (STFs). The Infant/Foundation Phase STF is run by Mrs Gray and Mrs Jones and the Junior/Key Stage 2 STF by Mrs Bennett

Additionally in the Key Stage 2 STF, we have Mrs Caswell who provides learning support.

Our Specialist Teaching Facilities are here to provide help for children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Typically, alongside school staff, we have a Speech and Language Therapist Mrs Vivian. Mrs Vivian works here on Mondays.

We are an inclusive school, the children follow the same topics as other children of the same age. They spend some time during each week in their mainstream classes.

The Infant topic for this term is “A Long Time Ago”.

The Junior topic for this term is “Planet Earth”.                  


Did you know that there is an association for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in Wales known as Afasic Cymru? They have lots of information and ideas for supporting your child and can be contacted at www.afasiccymru.org.uk

I CAN is also a charity working for children with speech and language difficulties, which can be contacted at www.ican.org.uk

Is your child has autism, you can recieve information and advice from the National Autistic Society at www.autism.org.uk

Additionally, you click on the below links to access further information about:

Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN)

Speech and Language Therapy Services

The National Autistic Society



If you would like some ideas for online activities click below:

The little animals activity centre (BBC)

BBC Bitesize

Crickweb – free online education resources & games

Topmarks educational resources

ICT Games

And you may find some helpful apps at www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com


Children in the STF complete work appropriate to their needs. They follow the same topic headings as other children in their year group.

The Junior Department work on a 4 year cycle of topics, which allows all children to work on the same theme within the STF and their mainstream classes.

The Infant Department work on 2 year cycles. The Lower Foundation phase – Nursery and Reception plan work on the same topics.

Years 1 and 2 form the Upper Foundation Phase and they plan their work together on a cycle of 6 topics over 2 years.