ARP for Deaf Children
Eastbury Primary School has an ARP for Deaf Children (Additional Resource Provision).
We offer highly qualified and experienced staff to support deaf children throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6. We have a specialist head of provision, teachers of the deaf (ToD) and Education and Communication Support Workers (ECSW’s) who support children using a bimodal bilingual communication approach using speech and sign language. We work both in mainstream classes and lessons and also offer specialist withdrawal lessons and small group work, including reverse inclusion groups with hearing children.
We use British Sign Language (BSL) and Signed Supported English (SSE) across the whole school with many staff who are trained or training to use sign language. We use sign language for all assemblies including singing assemblies, and to help hearing children learn also. We offer a sign language friendly environment and are proud of our deaf children, their culture and identity within the school.
We support our families, staff and the local community through home visits, sign language classes and clubs and our Deaf Empowerment And Friends (D.E.A.F) Support Group who are an affiliate group for the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS).
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We work and partner with these deaf inclusive and friendly organisations:
NDCS -National Deaf Children's Society
Out Of The Ark Music
Meaka Bears Deaf Support
KAOS Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children
THRIVE - Parent Support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in South Africa
DeafSA - Deaf Federation of South Africa
TIDA- Tanzanian International Deaf Academy
Sign 2 Sing