Communication is at the core of what we do at home, in
school and in work.
For children and young people, good communication skills
are essential for learning and making friends, with strong
language and communication skills linked to better outcomes in
school and beyond. Communication skills impact widely across all
areas of development, on learning, behaviour, and social and
emotional development. Communication is one of the key sets of
skills highlighted in Ofsted's School Inspection Handbook, which
should be embedded across the curriculum.
The Communication Commitment is a simple way to ensure all
pupils communicate to the best of their ability by developing a
whole-school approach to communication. It's free to register for
the Commitment and you'll receive lots of free information,
toolkits, and resources, as well as a personalised Action Plan for
By ensuring a focus on communication throughout school,
you'll be helping all your pupils to communicate more effectively,
including those who may struggle with speech, language and
communication needs (SLCN).