Improving access to the school environment for pupils needing deaf and hearing support

Our teachers of the deaf and teaching assistants promote deaf friendly teaching. We provide advice given on acoustic and visual environment to promote a good listening atmosphere for the child in school, including information on radio aids, assistive listening devices and sound field systems.

We also provide on going training of teaching assistants and other school staff on site, through annual INSET and regular twilight training, as well as advice regarding appropriate planning and differentiation. We also give information about appropriate access arrangements for exams.

How we prepare for life’s transitions...

TOD’s ensure there is support in place for the social and emotional wellbeing of the Early Year’s child.

We provide the family with support and advice to enable informed decision making

We set up personalised transition plans, negotiating with the child, the family, schools, settings and other professionals.

We provide transition groups and events, including early years in to school, year six in to secondary, year ten and eleven in to sixth form or further education and year thirteen in to higher education or work. We also provide support and preparation towards work experience. In addition, we present training in new settings. Our teachers of the deaf also liaise with Connexions workers and contribute to Statutory Support Plans for Further Education providers.

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