The ability to understand and communicate are the most important areas of learning. We ensure that students are given a voice to communicate through a total communication approach. This communication could be using words, Makaton signing, objects, photographs, pictures, touch cues, eye pointing, body language or an Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC) device.
Students are given opportunities and actively encouraged to make choices about the things that are important to them.
We show that we support democracy and liberty by seeing, hearing, and understanding. These are also the values of Devon’s ‘ ‘Champions for Change’ Change’ of which we are an active contributor.
The school council plays an important role within the school helping to make choices and advocate on behalf of all students. The school council panel is integral to every interview process.