Communication  is central to the whole curriculum. Children should be able to communicate in order to express themselves socially, emotionally and physically, to develop as individuals, engage with others and contribute as members of society. The interdependent modes of communication include:

  • Talking and Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Non-Verbal communication
  • Use of multimedia
  • Use of ICT


As a school we promote the development of Language and Literacy skills which will enable our pupils to:

  • Interact with the world around them.
  • Access the curriculum at a level appropriate to their individual needs.
  • Express themselves creatively.
  • Communicate appropriately and with confidence.


This is carried out in classrooms:

  • Where children experience a rich and stimulating environment through sensory, play-based and activity-based learning.
  • Class teams work collaboratively alongside Allied Health Professionals e.g Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapists to help children meet their individual targets.
  • With familiar and consistent structures, providing a secure learning environment for our children.
  • Where ICT is used to support and enhance communication skills.


Please click here to find out more information about the Northern Ireland Curriculum for Language and Literacy.


Please click here to find out more information about the Q Skills for Communication.