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About the Commitment

The Communication Commitment supports schools to make communication a priority, and its wealth of free resources, tools, and guidance will help you to effectively support all your pupils' language and communication development. It will help you think about what you're already doing to support pupils' communication, and what further steps your school can take.

Why are communication skills so important? Spoken language skills, which include understanding, are associated with:

  • Academic success and attainment
  • Literacy outcomes
  • Numeracy outcomes
  • Positive social relationships
  • Friendships
  • Behaviour
  • Emotional development
  • Employability and later life chances

To learn more about how communication impacts on pupils' learning, behaviour, and social and emotional development, please see our factsheet about the impact of communication difficulties.

You can click on the images below to find out more about what the Commitment is, why it may be useful for your school, who it's intended for, and how it works. You may also want to see the Commitment Journey Flowchart, and check out this  animated video guide to the Commitment, which is based on the flowchart. Additionally, the Communication Commitment Handbook provides a detailed overview of the Commitment and can be very useful to print and share with others.