Pupils here learn to communicate their thinking, wants and needs in a range of efficient and innovative ways. As their vocabulary grows, so do their horizons.

Ofsted Educationn inspection report, May 2022

Communication is about supporting young people to learn to communicate by an appropriate means including expressive and receptive language - both verbal and non-verbal - and identifying and developing communication tools best suited to the individual. An emphasis is placed on the learning of social skills and how different 'rules' apply in everyday situations.

Within this section, there are three programmes of learning which all support our young people to learn about how to express themselves, understand how to communicate with and work with others. These programmes of learning are:

  • Expressive language
  • Receptive language
  • Social skills

Under each programme of learning there are skills to be learnt. These are selected based on the individual’s level of understanding and what is achievable for them. To support the learning, skill steps are used by the staff team to offer a consistent approach.

For example:

Area of learning: Communication

Programme of learning: Expressive language

Learning focus: Critical communication skills

I can statement: I can use my communication system to ask for food and drink

Priors Court Learning Framework Pyramid

Find out more about our curriculum

To find out more about what young people learn at Prior's Court, please contact Annette Robinson, Education and Care PA

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