This year at Grange we are making a commitment to improving the communication between pupils, parents and staff.

We have signed up to the Communication Commitment through the Communication Trust.

What is the Commitment?

The Communication Commitment is a way to develop a whole school approach to communication that is tailored to the needs of our school.

Who is Behind the Commitment?

The Communication Trust is a group of 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication. They harness their collective expertise to support the children’s workforce and commissioners to support the development of children’s communication skills.

Why the Commitment?

  • Communication drives learning and attainment and is embedded in a number of key education policies, including the Ofsted Framework.
  • Strong language and communication skills are linked to better outcomes for children and young people, in school and beyond.
  • Understanding more about typical language development and communication across all phases will help us to better identify and support pupils with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
  • Our school will be part of a national initiative and we will get support from experts and a chance to share good practice.
  • Other schools have found the Communication Commitment a useful way to drive whole-school improvement.

What's in the Commitment?

The Communication Commitment is divided into five areas, to help us address every aspect of communication development across the school.

It’s based on what is known to work in all settings from both research and practice.

The five areas are:

  • School leadership
  • Staff development
  • Communication–friendly environment
  • Supporting pupils with SLCN
  • Engagement with parents, families or employers

Grange Academy is a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School and Gold Artsmark School. Ofsted rated ‘Good with outstanding leadership’ (July 2017).
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