Pupils with a range of communication needs attend the school. We aim to teach the curriculum through the pupil's preferred language, aiming not only to achieve high standards of education, but also to develop a positive self-image, self-esteem and self-respect among pupils.
In order to work towards our goal as a fully inclusive environment, we recognise the need, as a school community, to implement all parts of this policy in a consistent way. This means we prioritise the building of strong working partnerships between deaf and hearing people throughout the school. We firmly believe effective communication across the school is vital to ensure a harmonious and inclusive society to the benefit of all.
The Deafness, Cognition and Language research centre (DCAL ) at UCL has researched around acquiring language, learning sign language, lipreading and reading. Further information about this can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dcal. Two of the messages from the research are: