Bell Class at Globe Primary School in Tower Hamlets is a specialist class for children from Nursery to Year 1 who have speech, language and communication delay. They are excellently supported by a teacher, speech and language therapist and teaching assistant, who are incredibly aware of each individual child’s needs and of the effective strategies to support their learning and improve their confidence. Wigmore Hall’s Chamber Tots programme was successful in receiving Youth Music funding to work with the group in order to explore strategies for working with young children in this situation and to disseminate this understanding amongst the team and further afield. I’ve been working on Chamber Tots for more than 10 years, and with young children for 15 years, but I’d never specifically worked with such a group. At the time of writing, we’re half way through the project, so what have I noticed and learnt so far?