Deaf Resource Base
Mr T Forde
Mr P Hennessey
Mr S Heron
Mr J Williams
The school has a specialist Deaf Resource
Base (DRB) which caters for the individual needs of Deaf
pupils. It is a purpose-built unit attached to the
mainstream school with video conferencing and interactive
A dedicated team of trained staff works within the DRB comprising Teachers of the Deaf, Communicators, a British Sign Language instructor. British Sign Language is the first language of most of our Deaf pupils.
The DRB provides support for all Deaf pupils in mainstream classrooms and discrete groups within the base. The need for specialised individual and group teaching from teachers and Deaf role models is recognised as vital to the emotional and academic learning and progress of our pupils.