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 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 Parent Information We believe that families should be fully informed partners in the education and lives of their children For many years the School has enjoyed an excellent relationship with parents/carers and extended families of our pupils. It is through links with home that greater understanding and cooperation can occur. The school works closely with all parents/carers who are actively encouraged to visit the school to discuss their child’s needs. Home school contact Home school books support regular communication between parents/carers and the School for younger pupils. Secondary pupils are expected to keep an up-to-date record of homework set and parent/carers are asked to sign Planners once a week. Parents are kept closely informed of progress through the use of reports, Parents' Evenings and the Annual Review process. Parents/carers are welcome to visit the school for direct discussion with teachers. The School welcomes parents/carers, grandparents, siblings, extended family and close friends to celebratory events and sports days. Parental concerns Parents/carers who have concerns should contact form teachers, the deputy headteacher or the Executive Principal. Any such expression of concern will not in the first instance be considered as a complaint and, as far as possible, attempts will be made to resolve the problem by informal discussion with those involved. Should there be cases where such concerns cannot be resolved informally these will be fully considered and pursued through the School's Policy for Parental Concerns. Contacting the School Parents/carers are always welcome to contact members of staff at school by calling 01302 386733 orsending texts to the School mobile 07970 676957. Email: teachers name or [email protected]. Visitors must report to reception on arrival. Travel in poor weather Pupil safety is paramount. Parents are requested to make informed decisions based on forecasts in their local area and Doncaster. In principle, we aim to keep the School open if at all possible regardless of the weather. Pupils who cannot travel due to inclement weather in their area will be regarded as having authorised absence. Parent contact PLEASE NOTE IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE SCHOOL TO HAVE CURRENT MOBILE PHONE/ PHONE DETAILS OF PARENTS/CARERS. Parent Forms Right of withdrawal from SRE Right of withdrawal from collective worship Policies and forms available on request. Sponsor's Advert RESIDENTIAL LOCKSMITHS Is your home security outdated? Are you tired of your old style, less reliable cylinder locks, and feel that you would benefit from peace of mind provided by brand new, state of the art, anti snap locks? You need look no further than Locksmiths Manchester.