About the Commitment
The Communication Commitment supports schools to make
communication a priority, and its wealth of free resources, tools,
and guidance will help you to effectively support all your pupils'
language and communication development. It will help you think
about what you're already doing to support pupils' communication,
and what further steps your school can take.
Why are communication skills so important? Spoken language
skills, which include understanding, are associated with:
- Academic success and attainment
- Literacy outcomes
- Numeracy outcomes
- Positive social relationships
- Emotional development
- Employability and later life chances
To learn more about how communication impacts on pupils'
learning, behaviour, and social and emotional development, please
see our factsheet about the impact of communication difficulties.
You can click on the images below to find out more about what
the Commitment is, why it may be useful for your school, who it's
intended for, and how it works. You may also want to see
the Commitment Journey Flowchart, and check out
animated video guide to the Commitment, which is based on
the flowchart. Additionally, the Communication Commitment
Handbook provides a detailed overview of the Commitment
and can be very useful to print and share with others.