Communication at Wren Spinney

At Wren Spinney we aim to put communication at the very heart of our school. This is achieved by promoting a "Total Communication" environment where all methods of communication are equally valued, and are used to complement one another.

Signing, gesture, facial expression, symbols, voice output communication aids (VOCAs), photos and objects of reference are used with speech to help the pupils express themselves (their needs, wants, choices or ideas), enhance their understanding of what is being said to them, as well as help all pupils to access the curriculum.

"A commitment to the development of communication promotes the spiritual, moral, physical and personal development of each pupil." Wren Spinney Communication Policy, Nov 2006.