Donaldson's School

Special needs catered for

Deaf/Hearing Impairment, Language and Communication Disorders, pupils with a range of Learning Difficulties and/or a variety of syndromes, Dual/Multi-Sensory Impairment.

Specialist facilities

Audiology testing chamber, sensory room, sports facilities (including swimming pool with hoists), acoustically treated classrooms, Soundfield systems for hearing aid users, disabled access, fully equipped and secure residential units.

Support services provided

Educational Audiology, Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Residential Accommodation.

Home school links

Offer a Transition project, Life Skills programme and Future Focus Employability Service to help young people to access further education and employment.

General environment

Pupils benefit from excellent facilities, a well-coordinated inter-disciplinary approach which contributes to a vibrant school community with parents as partners.

Donaldson’s offers an environment of inclusive communication, valuing all methods of communication equally. We provide a bilingual language environment with both English and British Sign Language (BSL) given equal status.

Donaldson’s promotes a ‘Curriculum for Excellence’. Our curricular framework supports all children and young people from 2˝ to 19 years to develop as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors, ready to play a full part in society, both now and in the future.

Aims and philosophy

In an environment of inclusive communication Donaldson’s aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes each pupil’s educational, physical, social and emotional development in preparation for life.

Staff qualification and selection

Teacher of the Deaf qualification, British Sign Language.

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Address

Donaldson's School
Preston Road,
Linlithgow,
West Lothian,
EH49 6HZ

Telephone

01506 841900

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Email

Website

www.donaldsons.org.uk/

Established

1851

Teaching staff

23

Headteacher

Janice MacNeill – Principal/Chief Executive Mary O’Brien – Head Teacher

Residential care staff

20

Special needs support staff

29

DFEE Registered number

N/A

Length of school year

August-June

Age range

2-19

Number on roll

Nursery – 33, Primary – 17, Secondary – 42

Type of school

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