At Silverwood School We Value All Forms Of Communication
We respect how all of our pupils communicate and recognise that communication underpins every child’s social, emotional and educational development.
Silverwood Communication Team
Angela Fairgrieve – HCRG Speech, Language and Communication Therapist
Hannah Simkins – HCRG Speech, Language and Communication Therapist
Becky Nottingham – AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication) Co-ordinator
Nicky Caslin – Lead SENCO and Assistant Headteacher
Lucy Hannaford – Communication and Literacy Lead, Formal Curriculum
Rachel Humphrey – Communication and Literacy Lead, Pre and Semi-Formal Curriculum.
The Total Communication Approach
Our team aims to support the school community of teachers, TA’s support staff, pupils and their parents and carers, with a ‘Total Communication Approach’ using a variety of strategies in combination to promote understanding and expression for meaningful and enjoyable interactions. The total communication approach is about finding and using the right combination of communication methods for each person. This approach helps our pupils to form connections, ensures successful interactions and supports information exchanges and conversations. A combination of methods are used, which reinforce each other and strengthen meaning for the individual pupil.
Total Communication includes: