West Gate School

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At West Gate we believe communication underpins all learning and is fundamental to students’ quality of life. Effective communication removes barriers to learning and is crucial for building relationships with others.

Communication teaching and learning, as well as opportunities for students to practice their skills, are incorporated into activities and lessons throughout each school day. We have a wide range of communication needs in school and as a result we teach and use a variety of strategies to meet the needs of our students.

Below are some of the strategies we teach and use in school, click on the links to find out more information about each strategy. If you are interested in learning more about how your child is learning to communicate in school, please contact your child’s teacher. We will also support you with implementing strategies at home should you wish to do so and are hosting a series of communication workshops for parents throughout the year.


Visual Timetables/Now And Next Boards

PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)


Intensive Interaction   

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