Communication and Decision Making Team

Many of our students have communication difficulties, and Bidwell Brook is committed to supporting our students to reach their communicative potential. Communication skills development is built into our curriculum and we have a Total Communication approach throughout the school that ensures that all forms of communication are recognised.

As part of our commitment to improving communication across the school, we applied for, and were successfully awarded Specialist School Status in Communication and Interaction in 2009. We have a purpose built Communication Centre where we run communication groups, training workshops, meetings and individual therapy sessions.

The Communication and Decision Making Team work closely with teaching staff to assess, advise and develop programmes to:

  • support children to communicate to the best of their ability
  • support parents and staff to provide effective communication environments at home and at school