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04-01-2021 Year R - Language and Literacy Support

4th January 2021

Reception: Language and Literacy Support


Dear Parents/Carers,


As part of an initiative funded by the Department for Education in response to Covid-19, our school has been offered access to a programme called Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI). The programme is designed for Reception children and involves providing targeted small group and one-to-one support for children who would benefit from additional support with their language and early literacy skills.


The programme initially involves using a tablet-based assessment called LanguageScreen and we aim to use this to assess all our Reception children to help us to identify who may benefit most from this support. LanguageScreen is a short and fun activity for children which takes approximately 10 minutes, and will give us useful information about the children’s language skills. We will then use the same assessment again at the end of the school year to understand how children’s language skills have progressed.


The LanguageScreen data privacy statement, detailing how data is collected and used, can be accessed on


We are excited for the chance to use this tool with the children, however if you have any concerns at all, please speak to your child’s teacher. 


Kind regards,


Mrs Whittaker

Nuffield Early Language Intervention Lead