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Welcome to our Deaf ARP Page

Approach

Our aim is to support deaf children in being happy, healthy, and proud. 

At Eastbury Primary School’s ARP for Deaf Children, our approach is centered around our deaf learners. This means adopting a flexible approach to meet their needs.  

All deaf learners have access to:

  • Daily support and monitoring from Qualified Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (QToDs) 
  • A multimodal communication approach (see Audiology page). 
  • Support from Specialist Communication Support Workers, who can support with language modifying, BSL or SSE provision, note-taking and intervention support.  
  • Daily audiology checks from qualified and experienced staff.  
  • Termly visits from an Audiology Technician.  
  • Bespoke curriculum to meet individual needs (all children will learn within the provision and within their mainstream class). 
  • A battery of language assessments and language targets.  
  • Annual updating of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).  
  • Weekly Personal Understanding of Deafness (PUD) sessions. 
  • A deaf peer group. 
  • Access to Deaf Role Models.  
  • All school staff Deaf Awareness trained annually. 
  • Homework Club. 
  • Support transitioning to secondary school, and strong links to Eastbury Community School.  

Some deaf children will also have access to:

  • Weekly Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) from deaf specialist therapists. 
  • SALT follow-up sessions.  
  • English and Maths interventions. 
  • Referrals to outside agencies.  

All families will have access to:

  • Half termly Coffee Mornings.  
  • Regular Parent Support Groups.  
  • Regular support from Qualified Teachers of Deaf Children and Young People (QToDs). 

Any questions, please email: 

rosie.deighton@eps.barking-dagenham.sch.uk 

Natalie.adams@eps.barking-dagenham.sch.uk