Welcome to Park View Primary School Specialist 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). Our provision is able to provide support from Nursery age until Year Six and is housed in a purpose built acoustically treated room within the mainstream school building.
Each of the 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 mainstream classrooms are also acoustically treated and 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 in communicating with their deaf peers. The children also have the opportunity to take part in an activity session once a week with their deaf peer group and are able to meet with other deaf children from local resourced provisions on occasions through the year.
The children come into the Resourced Provision when they arrive at school in the morning and 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The children have daily access to a Teacher of the Deaf and are withdrawn to the Resourced Provision to work in a very quiet environment at different points during the day, depending on their needs.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 a Rapid Action Plan (RAP) 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
Teacher of the Deaf: Mrs Russell
Teacher in the Resourced Provision: Mrs Brown
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