Supporting your child’s speech, language and communication

Abbey Hill Academy is proud to be a communication friendly school

We endeavour to help our students communicate their wants, needs, emotions and ideas effectively, valuing the use of gesture, signs, symbols and communication aids as well as speech.

We have a high expectation that every student develops effective communication skills.

Effective communication contributes to the development of young people who:

  • are safe, happy and able to develop positive personal relationships
  • can join in and contribute
  • enter the adult world as respectful, tolerant, valued, confident and independent young people with resilience and ambition
  • can use creativity and problem solving to play an active part in the world

Find out more about how visual supports can be used at home here

Download templates for home learning schedules here

If you need advice and support related to speech, language and communication development, speak to your child’s tutor or contact our speech and language therapist; Kate Reader.


See our communication guidelines here

Abbey Hill Academy
Ketton Road
Stockton on Tees
TS19 8BU

Tel: 01642 677113

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Company No 08608287) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales.

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