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 LanguageAudiologyCurriculumEYFSPrimaryCurriculum Plans-PrimarySecondaryCurriculum Plans-SecondarySixth formSpiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC)Pupil PremiumSports PremiumE-SafetyUseful infoStatutory policies and infoWork For UsFor parentsTerm Dates and School DayAbsencesParent Information and PackNewsletters archiveUniformLocal Offer and EHCPSFor pupilsSchool CouncilE-SafetyActivities and clubsE-LearningMoving on Sixth form All existing and new pupils are given the opportunity to study for further academic and vocational qualifications with us at Key Stage 5. We have excellent links with Doncaster Specialist Communication College which shares our campus and allows pupils greater flexibility with their options. Sixth form students are aged 16-19 and will all study Maths, English and ICT courses. Additional programmes will be discussed and tailored around personal aspirations. We are able to tailor the curriculum to match the needs of students and offer a wide range of qualifications from Entry levels through GCSE to AS and A levels, in addition to vocational qualifications. Maths Functional maths is studied by most pupils entering our sixth form. A variety of adult numeracy, GCSEs and AS/A-level courses can all be made available depending on the requirements of the pupils. English English is taught by our specialist English teachers. Adult Literacy is a preferred course, but there is also the opportunity to study to GCSE. ICT The ICT course builds on the Key Stage 4 curriculum where pupils are taught skills such as data handling, spreadsheets, presentations and Computer Aided Design. We have more specialist software to simulate electronic circuits (crocodile clips), program computer circuits (Logicator), simulate computer control (Flowol) and 3D design programs (Inventor). Pupils are able to study ICT to GCSE and Entry Level qualification. In the sixth form some students opt to study ITQ in IT User Skills based at the College. Humanities Our subject specialist teacher of the deaf is able to coach sixth form pupils through further academic qualifications from Short Course GCSEs through to A level. Cope Students may opt to study ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) Programme of Study Level 1 and/or Level 2. This qualification is designed to enable the pupils to develop and demonstrate a range of personal, key and employability skills leading to personal effectiveness. This qualification is comparable to different GCSE grades, depending upon the level. Design and Technology and Art Design and Technology and Art are popular sixth form options. Both are taught by subject specialist teachers In addition Most subjects provided in Key Stage 4 can also be offered at Key Stage 5, and most to GCSE level. Pupils may wish to consider re-sits to raise their GCSE grades. Students may decide to have personalised timetables where they select College courses alongside core subjects taught through school . Timetables are tailored to the needs and aspirations of students and through consutation with them.