At Abbot’s Lea School, we are committed to enabling our students to develop their social communication skills, in order to lead fulfilling and independent lives. We strive to create a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment that fosters the development of effective social communicators. Through our social communication curriculum, we aim to equip our students with the skills they need to interact with others confidently, respectfully, and meaningfully, and to achieve their personal and academic goals.
Oracy underpins the development of reading and writing and is the key to progress in all subjects. Due to our cohort of students, we recognise that oracy skills are not just limited to verbally communication, and aim to strive to develop these skills using a range of augmentative and alternative communication methods such as high tech AAC, communication boards and written scripts. For this reason, our strategy is called a ‘Social Communication Strategy’ in order to reflect the development of pivotal social communication skills for all of our students in Abbots Lea School.
We invite you to read the document below which sets out some of the ways in which we promote oracy across our school.