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How should you commit to communication?

The Communication Commitment has been designed with and for teachers and senior leadership teams to be user-friendly and flexible to meet the needs of your school. The site gives you all the information you need to find the best way for your school to commit to communication. You're likely already doing a lot to support your pupils' communication, and the Commitment will help you review your work and develop a simple strategy for taking it forward.

You can read more about how the Commitment works below, and do also see our  Commitment Journey Flowchart and this  animated video for more detail about how to use the site.  

There are three steps to the Communication Commitment:

Step 1: Planning

Review what you already do using our audit tool and decide what you are going to prioritise. Select one of our simple commitments in each of the five priority areas and generate your school's own personal Action Plan.

Step 2: Doing and reviewing

We'll give you the information and resources you might need for each of your actions. You can find ideas and examples from other schools too. When you have completed your five actions you will be able to download your Communication Commitment certificate and, should you want to take things further, move onto Step 3.

Step 3: Taking it further

If you decide you are ready to take your Commitment further, we will direct you to our expert member organisations, which can offer a range of support, interventions, professional development, parental support and direct delivery, including opportunities to work towards full accreditation for your school.

If you're not quite ready for the Commitment…

Why not take your first step to your school's commitment by signing up to No Pens Day Wednesday to see the difference that a focus on language and communication can make in school, by putting down pens for the day to concentrate on speaking and listening. Other schools have found No Pens Day Wednesday to be a great experience for everyone in school, with lots of useful resources, fun activities and innovative ideas.