As part of its provision for Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), Manor Infant School has an attached specialist resourced provision for hearing impaired pupils.
This provision spans both the Infant and the Junior schools catering for children aged from 4 to 11. The provision is located at the Junior school and Junior school Head Teacher, Mr Sammes, has overall responsibility for this provision. Children with a moderate, severe or profound hearing loss specified in and EHCP (Educational Health Care Plan) as their priority need, may meet the criteria to attend this provision.
The Resourced Provision aims to enable hearing impaired children to develop communication skills that equip them to access the mainstream curriculum whilst at school and interact successfully throughout life. The children have daily access to a Teacher of the Deaf who checks that they can make optimum use of their amplification systems and depending on needs will withdraw the child to work in the resourced provision area and/or within the classroom environment. The school building has been treated so that favourable acoustic conditions are in place and therefore sound field systems can be used effectively. Most of the hearing impaired children also benefit from the use of a radio aid which enables them to hear the teacher's voice above the background noise of a busy classroom.
If you wish to speak to a Teacher of the Deaf from the Resourced Provision, please contact the Junior School on 01252 544072.