Resourced Provision for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children
Welcome to Park View Primary School Resourced Provision for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children
At Park View we have a specialist provision for Deaf and Hearing Impaired children. The Resourced Provision aims to support the children in accessing the mainstream curriculum and developing communication skills through a variety of communication modes depending on the child’s needs (please see our Communication Policy). We want the children to be happy, confident and independent members of the school community with a strong sense of identity. Our provision is able to provide support from Nursery until Year Six and is housed in a purpose built acoustically treated room within the mainstream school building.
Each of our Deaf or Hearing Impaired children is part of a mainstream class and they take a full part in school life. They are supported by Communication Support Assistants (who use Sign Language to interpret) or Learning Support Assistants (if this is required on their EHCP) in the classroom and during activities such as assemblies, choir, performances and on school trips. The staff have annual training in Deaf Awareness as well as the ongoing support of a school Teacher of the Deaf. Sign Language is seen throughout the school, is included in notices and displays and mainstream children are able to learn basic signs to help communicate with their deaf peers. Signing Clubs are offered to all children in the school. The children also have the opportunity to work once a week with our Deaf Instructor who leads activities to develop their Deaf identity, sign language skills and other key aspects such as familiarity with their equipment. There are also opportunities to meet with other deaf children from local resourced provisions on occasions through the year.
When the children arrive at school in the morning, checks of their amplification systems are carried out before they register with their mainstream classes. Many of the children also benefit from the use of a personal radio aid.
The children have daily access to a Teacher of the Deaf and are withdrawn to the Resourced Provision to work in a very quiet environment at different points during the day, depending on their needs. Each child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and targets specific to the child are worked on. Children are also supported with pre/post teaching of key language and a wide range of visual resources are provided. Their progress is monitored closely and planning for their learning is adapted accordingly.
We liaise closely with other professionals including working in collaboration with members of the Cochlear Implant teams and we have links with the audiologist at the local hospital. A Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) visits fortnightly to work with those who need support, and in addition, provides advice to Resourced Provision staff, who carry out speech and language activities with the children. We value working in partnership with parents and encourage regular dialogue through Home/School books for example; parents are always welcome to meet with Teachers of the Deaf at school.
For more information or to arrange a visit please contact the school:
Main school office: 01256 322616 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers of the Deaf: Mrs Russell and Mrs Brown
For more information, please refer to our Resourced Provision for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children Policy and Communication Policy.
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