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Deaf Resource Base

Update 2.4.20

Parents and families of our Deaf students may find the following link helpful



We work with the Local Authority to support students who are Deaf in our mainstream setting

The 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 for 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

Faculty Members

Ms R Collinson (DRB Manager)
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)