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 School Governors 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 Exam Results For pupils School Council E-Safety Activities and clubs Sports Competitions E-Learning Moving on Moving on Pupils have moved onto local colleges, the school sixth form or the Communication Specialist College Doncaster. Outcomes We believe deafness in itself is not a barrier, or obstacle, to learning and every pupil deserves to have the highest of expectations for achievement. ‘For the past two years, Year 11 pupils have attained five or more GCSE passes, all in academic subjects. In addition, some have gained vocational qualifications, for example in hair and beauty.’ Ofsted 2012 ‘Adults are quick to identify pupils who have a gift or talent and endeavour to foster these. Work with a drama specialist has enabled talented pupils to take part in local productions. Talent in sport has resulted in pupils playing sport at county level or, for example, following a course in equine care.’ Ofsted 2012 Achieving qualifications All curriculum work is aimed at helping pupils achieve recognised qualifications. A wide range of assessment tools and qualifications are used which include GCSE, Entry Level Certificate of Achievement, ASDAN, CoPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness), British Sign Language (BSL) and Unit Awards. Careers education and guidance The School aims to support local agencies in providing balanced, impartial careers advice to pupils to help them make self-directed decisions about their future in further education, training or employment. We make good use of our unique links with the Communication Specialist College Doncaster, a leading provider of post-16 education and training for deaf and hearing impaired people and those with additional communication or complex needs. The College is situated on the same grounds as the School and has extensive and well-equipped teaching rooms, modern specialist workshops and residential buildings.