BSL Centre

For many years Heathlands has been a recognised centre of excellence in the field of the education of deaf children with a reputation for outstanding and innovative practice. This led to Heathlands’ achievement of Specialist School Status in September 2008, the first school for deaf children using sign language to be awarded this accolade. Becoming a Specialist SEN College allowed a new state of the art training centre to be established. It is designed and equipped with superb ICT facilities and a wide range of other resources to support Deaf awareness and the learning of BSL. The Centre was opened by Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kt. on 4th June 2009 who has been a great supporter of the school.

With the establishment of our BSL training centre Heathlands expertise, experience and facilities can be shared with our partner schools and the community. Heathlands BSL Centre is an active participant in natural developments around the teaching of sign language. The services we offer are continually being extended to meet the increasing demand from our community partners. We welcome your ideas and suggestions on how we can develop further and look forward to seeing you on one of our courses soon.


For more information about the centre and the services we offer, please email:
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Meet the Team

Emma Caswell BSL Centre manager BSL Teacher Alison Jordan BSL Centre Administrator Signature Co-ordinator Androulla Ash BSL Teacher Zayne Thomson BSL Teacher  

Parents Group

Monday mornings, 9.30am to 12pm in the BSL Centre at Heathlands School Parents, grandparents and other adult family members are invited to join us for a few hours each Monday. We will support you to:- Learn British Sign Language, Help you to communicate effectively with your deaf child to support their learning and   development, Help …

BSL Courses

For more information please see the BSL Centre Information Booklet on the right Telephone: 01727 807810 Email: Day Time Course Costs Start date Monday 9.30am-11.30am Parents group – 10 Sept 2018 1.30pm-3.30pm BSL Unit 101 Frontline £175 TBC 1.30pm-3.30pm Deaf Awareness & Communication Tactics £285 TBC 5.00pm-9.00pm BSL Level 4 (Course cost includes exam …

In-house training and Workshops

As a training centre we offer bespoke training for schools and companies. We are able to tailor packages of training to match the needs of our clients. The types of packages available range from half day sessions to a block of weekly sessions for groups of staff.   The training can take place within the work …

1 to 1 Tuition

1 to 1 or small group tuition is available for anyone wishing to polish up on certain skill areas or to practise for an assessment. Maybe you would like to come along with a friend or a small group to practise the same area. We can arrange time with a teacher for you to gain …

Centre Hire

The BSL Centre was established in 2009, designed and equipped with superb ICT facilities and a wide range of resources to support Deaf Awareness training and the delivery of BSL courses. The services and courses we offer are continually being evaluated and extended to meet the increasing demand from our community and partner schools. With …