SchoolDoncaster School for the Deaf - An education that is right for your child. Doncaster School for the Deaf was founded in 1829, and is one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK. We are proud of our long history and achievements. We provide a pupil-centered approach to education from the earliest years up to the age of 19. All pupils have an Education and Health Care Plan. Although we are based in Doncaster, we are a national resource and pupils come to us via local authorities from all over the UK. We offer a safe and nurturing environment in which children can learn and communicate effectively to achieve their goals. Our school Belief Statement and Background Ofsted Report Admissions Our facilities Residence Safeguarding/ Support and Welfare Contact us Communication Language and Communication Speech and Language Therapy British Sign Language Audiology Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage Primary Primary Overviews English Numeracy Deaf Studies Computing Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Humanities (History & Geography) Art and Design Design and Technology Music Physical Education and Swimming Science Religious Education Secondary Secondary Overviews English Mathematics Science ICT/Computing PSHCE (Personal Social Healthy Citizenship Education) Religious Education (RE) History Geography Art Design and Technology Sixth form Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC) Pupil Premium Sports Premium Useful info Dates for your Diary Professional events Statutory policies and info Work For Us For parents Term Dates and School Day Absences Parent Information Parent View Newsletters archive Uniform Local Offer and EHCPS E-Safety For pupils School Council E-Safety Activities and clubs Sports Competitions E-Learning Moving on British Sign Language British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Studies are taught by qualified Deaf tutors and teachers. Deaf Studies is timetabled for all Primary and Secondary pupils and gives children the opportunity to develop their sense of identity and belonging, knowledge of Deaf culture, and awareness of a wide range of communication modes. BSL qualifications are designed to develop an ability to communicate with Deaf people. All pupils are encouraged to improve their signing skills and to achieve BSL qualifications. They are given opportunity to develop their BSL skills to Level 2, regardless of their preferred language. Our BSL and Deaf Studies classroom is well resourced with interactive whiteboard, video recording and access to editing equipment. We also have access to the Deaf Trust’s BSL teaching facilities.