Welcome To The Lower School
Miss Sara Head is the Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Lower School. She is responsible for the organisation and monitoring of teaching and learning within the Lower School curriculum.
Lower School pupils follow the National Curriculum which is delivered appropriately matched to their needs. The curriculum is delivered through a total communication approach to ensure pupils are fully engaged in all lessons. Through the use of sign language, spoken English and visual lesson presentation there is high quality communication between staff, pupils and peers within the classroom, to maximise effective learning. The department is staffed by committed and qualified teachers of the deaf who, as well as being trained primary school teachers, are skilled in developing communication, language and literacy for deaf pupils. Lower School also has specialist learning support assistants and all classroom staff work closely with the Speech and Language Therapy team to ensure the needs of all pupils are met. Lower school has a child-centred approach with high expectations for all pupils, whatever their starting points and ability.