Doncaster School for the Deaf
Special needs catered for
Doncaster School for the Deaf provides high quality education and care for Deaf and Hearing Impaired resident and day pupils. House on campus specifically accommodates our 52 week residents offering a real, safe, home environment. The language and communication policy in Doncaster School for the Deaf is a pupil-centred approach, based on their method of preferred communication. We are fully able to meet the needs of pupils who communicate through English.
The School has bright and modern classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards, and designed to provide ideal acoustic conditions.
Support services provided
Full-time Audiologist, Speech and Language Therapist, team of Learning Support Assistants. The School has a visiting doctor and an on-site fully-qualified Nurse.
Home school links
We encourage close links with parents, and they are welcome to visit the School. There are facilities for overnight stays if the need arises. Regular reports about resident pupilsí social development are sent to parents. All parents are invited to an Annual Review meeting where their childís progress is discussed fully, along with their targets for the forthcoming year and their Individual Educational Plane (IEP). There are regular parentís evenings and events throughout the year.
The School occupies a large pleasant site and has a superb sports hall, heated indoor swimming pool and extensive playing fields, providing probably the finest sports and recreational facilities for deaf pupils.
Aims and philosophy
We seek to provide appropriate education from the earliest years to 16. This can, and often is, extended into Further Education through Doncaster College for the Deaf, which shares the same campus.
Staff qualification and selection
The experienced staff includes Teachers of the Deaf and Learning Support Assistants. Our qualifications include GCSE, Entry Level Certificate of Achievement, ASDAN and Unit Awards. We share our campus and have close links with Little Learners Day Nursery and Communication Specialist College Doncaster.