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Communication Friendly Schools Award


Woodlands Meed is working towards gaining the above accreditation designed to significantly improve staff knowledge and confidence in working with pupils with SLCN.

There are three separate programmes designed specifically for special schools:

  • ASC
  • SLD
  • PMLD

We have three Lead Communication Practitioners qualified at Level 4 and three support staff trained at Level 3 who deliver the following sessions to staff:

  • Communication Steps
  •              PMLD
    Creating a Communication Friendly Setting 
  • The development of symbolic understanding and the link with language and communication
  • Using objects, pictures, signs and symbols
  • Means, reasons and opportunities

The Lead Communication Practitioners deliver the Communication Counts course to all the staff in our setting, including any administrative staff or lunchtime supervisors, in fact, anyone who speaks with the pupils!  

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