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 Safeguarding/Support & Welfare We believe that all members of the School and wider community are entitled to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. It is important that every child feels cared for and they know whom they can turn to if they have a problem. Safeguarding Children The School is inclusive and committed to the care and well-being of its pupils so that they may grow and learn in a safe, secure environment. Our safeguarding policy guides our staff, pupils, parents and professionals who work together, taking positive action to safeguard children and promote their welfare. Our School closely follows best practice with regard to the safer recruitment of staff. School Code of Conduct The School is firmly committed to providing the highest quality of teaching and education in a safe, relaxed and pleasant environment free from distraction and disruption, in which pupils can be safe, happy and secure as they develop into mature, independent adults. Pupils are rewarded for good behaviour, work and effort. We actively encourage our pupils to have consideration, concern and respect for others, to have high standards of personal behaviour and self-discipline, and to accept responsibility for their own actions both within the School and local community. There is an active school council where pupils can make recommendations to staff and school governors. Parents can also make a positive contribution by taking an active interest in the work of the School, entering into regular dialogue with staff, supporting the personal and social education programmes, and reinforcing the advice and support given to their children by teachers, support staff and care staff. Our annual Prize Day recognises the efforts of all pupils. Health, Safety and Security The School and Trust have a rigorous Health and Safety Policy which reflects current legislation and seeks to ensure safety for all. External CCTV, digital security access and security staff are measures taken to ensure a secure and safe environment for everyone on site. E-Safety E-safety is becoming a core area of our safety focus. Parents are invited to e-safety events. E-safety knowledge is embedded through the curriculum and individual advice can be given.