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Nuffield Early Language Intervention

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What is NELI? 

NELI is a programme for children in Reception (4-5 years) which has been found to improve children's language and early literacy skills. 

How the programme is structured?

Our school staff (teaching assistants in Reception) deliver three small group sessions and two individual sessions to a targeted group of around 3-6 pupils for 20 weeks. 


Evidence and programme development 

NELI is a Nuffield Foundation initiative and was developed by leading academics in the field of language and literacy development. The aim was to design an evidence-based early intervention programme that could be easily delivered by schools to address children’s language needs. Several robust evaluations have led to NELI being the most well-evidence early language programme available to schools in England. 

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