Our SERF staff are:
Teacher of the Deaf: Mrs Cavies
TA3 Communicator: Mrs Mayor
We provide a specialist service in a very caring environment. We support deaf pupils to access a mainstream curriculum supporting language, communication and learning. We aim to support pupils to achieve to their full potential and support them to overcome barriers to their learning. We adapt our approaches and strategies to meet individual needs and support with access to sound. We support our staff team to be deaf aware and make learning accessible. We offer British Sign Language (BSL), Sign Supported English (SSE) to assist learning and communication.
Our school has been specifically resourced to offer a specialist service to deaf children who have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). All classrooms (and the hall) are fitted with soundfield systems and all staff have annual training on Deaf Awareness and technological advancements.
The SERF (Special Education Resource Facility) classroom is acoustically modified to provide an excellent listening environment. All modes of communication are welcome.
The SERF offers hearing impaired children specialist individual support in all areas of the curriculum and school life as required including:
- Daily equipment checks.
- Education support in the unit and in class.
- Additional 1:1 sessions before and after lessons.
- Work on PLP targets.
- Speech, language and communication development.
- Social and emotional support.
- Half termly access to an technician.