Research and analysis

Developing active communication skills: Royal College Manchester

Ofsted good practice example on how Royal College Manchester supports its students to develop active communication skills.

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[Withdrawn] Royal College Manchester: good practice example (communication)

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Royal College Manchester provides interdisciplinary support for its students, including assistive technology, that helps them make excellent progress in developing their active communication skills. This includes developing their ability to exercise choice, express their opinions and engage in learning. A wide range of highly individualised communication strategies is used very flexibly in different learning contexts. An outstanding range of highly interactive learning opportunities across the curriculum help students to engage actively, develop their communication skills and extend their range of communication partners.

The effective development of their communication skills reduces the students’ anxiety levels and frustration and increases their ability to better manage their own behaviour.

Published 5 February 2015