A few months ago I posted about the Bercow Review, which was commissioned by the DCSF to look at services for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Today sees the publication of the final report, which you can access here; to read a summarised version, follow this link.
Among the recommendations in the report is a suggestion that all children should be assessed for speech problems at the beginning of both primary and secondary school. In response, the government has promised £40m for the training of early years staff. For more details, take a look at this BBC story.