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 whiteboards.
A dedicated team of trained staff works within the DRB comprising Teachers of the Deaf (T0D) and Communication Support Workers (CSW). British Sign Language is the first language of most of our Deaf pupils.
The DRB provides support for Deaf pupils in mainstream classrooms and discrete groups within the base. The need for specialised individual and group teaching from ToDs and deaf role models is recognised as vital to the emotional and academic progress of our pupils
Miss C-A Williams (DRB Manager and Trainee ToD)
Mrs H Briscoe (ToD)
Mr P Hennessey (CSW)
Mr S Heron (CSW)
Ms A Howells (CSW)
Mr J Williams (CSW)
Mr A Hussain (BSL tutor)
Mr C Dixon (CSW)