SchoolDoncaster School for the Deaf - An education that is right for your child. Doncaster School for the Deaf was founded in 1829, which makes us one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK and 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, which ensures that we know exactly what we need to do to meet their special educational needs. 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 schoolBelief Statement and BackgroundOfsted ReportAdmissionsOur facilitiesResidenceSafeguarding/ Support and WelfareContact usCommunicationLanguage and CommunicationSpeech and Language TherapyBritish Sign LanguageAudiologyCurriculumEarly Years Foundation StagePrimaryPrimary OverviewsEnglishNumeracyDeaf StudiesComputingPersonal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)Humanities (History & Geography)Art and DesignDesign and TechnologyMusicPhysical Education and SwimmingScienceSecondarySecondary OverviewsEnglishMathematicsScienceICT/ComputingPSHCE (Personal Social Healthy Citizenship Education)Religious Education (RE)HistoryGeographyArtDesign and TechnologySixth formSpiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC)Pupil PremiumSports PremiumUseful infoDates for your DiaryStatutory policies and infoWork For UsFor parentsTerm Dates and School DayAbsencesParent InformationNewsletters archiveUniformLocal Offer and EHCPSE-SafetyFor pupilsSchool CouncilE-SafetyActivities and clubsE-LearningMoving on Early Years Foundation Stage Please note: The above video does not correspond to the text below Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) We believe that the acquisition of language must begin as early as possible at home and in school following identification of a pupil’s deafness. We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework 2017 which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five. http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2017/03/EYFS_STATUTORY_FRAMEWORK_2017.pdf The children have access to areas for creativity, writing, mark-making, maths, role play and a secure outdoor area, all of which are accessible all day. There are designated, adult-led activities in writing, reading and maths which are individually planned according to need. We begin phonics sessions based on the Letters and Sounds document and use visual phonics by hand to support this. Weekly activities are based around a theme and there are opportunities for the children’s interests to be included in planning and for the children themselves to suggest activities.