At Clarendon Primary Centre the Communication Curriculum underpins all of the other curricula taught. The school strongly believe that having good communication skills aids all aspects of life – from professional to personal and everything that falls in between; therefore the ability to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important of all life skills. Our definition of communication is more than simply passing information to others (expressive language) and understanding what is said to us (receptive language), but also places emphasis on the importance of attention and listening, social skills and the role of play in developing our relationships with others. We aim for our children to be able to express needs and wants, accept and refuse, understand information, ask questions, form opinions and enable rewarding relationships through a total communication approach. Our Total Communication approach uses a range of modes of communication, both high and low tech, to enable all children to have a voice.