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Communication Leaders is a peer-mentoring approach to supporting the language and communication development of primary and secondary pupils. It allows children and young people to take on a unique leadership role in communication within their schools and homes.

You can choose how to implement this approach in your school. You'll find everything you need below, including a training session for staff to introduce the approach and resources to the chosen Communication Leaders, the resource packs, and a video showing staff and Communication Leaders talking about their experiences from the pilot project. You can find out more about each resource by hovering your mouse over the link.

 

Like2Talk resources support year 5 and 6 pupils to understand more            WordUp resources are for year 8 and 9 students to help them develop
about the importance of communication and to develop their own skills,         their own language and communication skills as well as giving them a
while also enabling younger foundation stage children to develop their          leadership role in developing the language, communication and
language and communication.                                                                         confidence of year 7 students, who may be struggling with the move
                                                                                                                        to secondary school.
 

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       Click here to download a full copy of Like2Talk and here for a copy of WordUp.


  Communication Leaders was initially a pilot project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, an extract from the final report can be found here.

We have developed a FAQ's document to answer some regularly asked questions about Communication Leaders to help you implement the approach in your school!

If you are interested in Communication Leaders and would like to adopt a whole school approach to communication, why not check out some of our similar programmes - No Pens Day Wednesday and Communication Commitment. To find out more about these projects please click here.


                                                                               Additional materials

       
You can also download and fill in a certificate for the Communication Leaders and give it to them once they've taken part!  

        We have also developed a flyer explaining all about Communication Leaders and the pilot project, this can be found here.

 

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If you'd like to share your experience of using the Communication Leaders resources or have any questions, please contact Rosie Alouat at ralouat@thecommunicationtrust.org.uk or 020 7843 2526.