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Communication friendly environment

Communication friendly schools ensure that:

  • There is a colour-coded map of the school available and clearly displayed.
  • There are photos of staff and pupils are displayed in entrance foyers and in each classroom.

  • There is a consistent colour coding system is used across the school.

  • Children understand the rules and expectations in class and around school.

  • There are visual resources (such as visual timetables, symbols etc) displayed in school to support children to understand rules and routines.

  • Colourful semantics are used
  • Lunchtime supervisors are trained to encourage group activities and social interaction.

  • There are alternative locations for play rather than just the playground.

  • Classes are organised so that children/young people are seated to face the teacher.

  • The school and classrooms are free from clutter.
  • There are sensory spaces available for children/young people who need it

For more details on Communication Friendly Checklists please refer to the Communication Trust website.

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