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Celebrations and News

Children In Need

On Friday 16th November 2018 all the children took part in our ‘Children In Need’ fundraising day by coming to school dressed in spotty clothes. The children also helped raise money by purchasing buns for 20p each and having a sponsored silence. Altogether the school raised over £1000! Well done to all pupils, parents and staff.

On Friday 9th November we commemorated 100 years since the end of World War 1 by dressing up in World War themed costumes. The children learnt about what it might have been like to live in and fight from the trenches. They have began to understand the significance of the poppy.

Ingleborough Hall Residential

On Wednesday 7th November, one of our ARC pupils went with her class to Ingleborough Hall outdoor residential Centre in the Yorkshire Dales. They did lots of exciting activities, including caving, orienteering and walking. They also visited the show caves where they had to look for the witch's fingers. In the evening the pupils took part in country dancing. All the children had a fantastic time.

High Adventure

On Wednesday 12th September 2018 our Year 6 ARC children went to High Adventure in Cowling. The children had a fantastic time and took part in lots of exciting activities. During the day, they went rock climbing, abseiling and raft building.

In the evening, the children participated in more activities. They took part in challenges on the Low Ropes and enjoyed time in the Labyrinth. All of these activities gave the children the opportunity to work as a team and develop their own confidence.

Year 3 Blackhills Camping Trip

On Monday 10th July and Tuesday 11th July, the Year 3 ARC children went camping at the Blackhills campsite, Bingley, with their classmates. Camping in the outdoors, in this beautiful location, gave the children the opportunity to explore the wonders of nature and learn new vocabulary. In addition, planned camp activities were undertaken to promote the development of team building skills.

Here the children can be seen preparing their tents for the night ahead. They were nervous but very excited about sleeping in their tents and using their torches!
Once their tents were prepared, it was activity time!

The Crate Stack
This activity required the group of children to work together in order for a classmate to climb as high as possible on a stack of crates. With the help of his peers, this pupil can be seen reaching the dizzy heights of 13 crates!

The Human Crane
For this activity, the children were asked to communicate with one another to locate and lift an object from the floor. This was not as easy as it first appeared.

Rocket Launch!
With necessary equipment supplied, the children had to figure out how to launch the water bottle rocket!

It took a lot of energy but the children managed to make the rocket launch!

A planned art activity allowed the children to sit back and observe their surroundings. They produced some lovely pastel and pencil drawings and had some very thoughtful conversations amongst themselves and with adults.


The object of this activity was to transfer water from one area to the other without any adult support. Eventually, the children managed to complete the challenge!
In addition to all the challenges described above, the children also took part in an archery contest, had a campfire sing/ sign along and a barbeque!
It was a great residential visit and all the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves whilst learning lots of new things!

One Britain One Nation

On Friday 29th June 2018, Swain House Primary School celebrated One Britain One Nation (OBON) day.

‘OBON Day’ is described at, as a day that ‘brings us together, not to focus on our differences but to celebrate the values we share: tolerance, kindness, pride, respect, and a tremendous desire to help others.

The Signing Choir (pictured left) opened the OBON celebration assembly by performing a signed version of the song ‘This is Me’ from the film The Greatest Showman. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

We would like to thank Miss Bailey and Miss Riches, two students from Aspire Igen, for their help, support and enthusiasm during their placement here at Swain House Primary School.

All ARC staff and pupils wish you all the best in the future!




"What an amazing performance...I was also very impressed by the children with cochlear implants, who were all using their voices beautifully, articulating clearly and with such dramatic expression. Well done to all who were involved.  I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you for inviting me."

Joanne Smith
Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service (YAIS)


The ARC pantomime was a resounding success and was featured in the Telegraph and Argus.



You can find the article by clicking on this link:

Please visit our Drama and Productions page to see additional photographs 


The staff and pupils of Swain House Primary would like to say a huge congratulations and well done to Ammarah Mahmood!

In October 2015, the ARC pupil, Ammarah made the national press as she proactively followed through on a grammar and punctuation project set by her designated Teacher of the Deaf, Miss Sarah Rothera.  Whilst learning about the correct way to use an apostrophe Ammarah was asked to spot their use in her local environment.  What was amazing about Ammarah was that she walked around Keighley the same night as the task was set and found 15 incorrect uses of an apostrophe. 
Please click the links below to read the related articles

Telegraph & Argus
Daily Mail
The Mirror


Ammarah’s good work and commitment to the accurate use of English was picked up by the Plain English Campaign and she was awarded the prestigious Chrissie Maher award in December 2015.
Please click the links below to read the related articles  

Chrissie Maher award
Telegraph & Argus article
December edition of The plain English newsletter which features Ammarah’s story





Additionally Resourced Centre for the Deaf

  • Mission Statement
  • Introductory paragraph
  • Academic Achievement and Progress (1.1)
  • Assessment (1.2)
  • Assessment Place (1.3)
  • Audiology provision (1.4)
  • Communication (1.5)
  • Headline News (1.6)
  • Health and Education Care Plans (1.7)
  • HI Local Offer (1.8)
  • How to Help Your Child (1.9)
  • Links and Family Support (1.10)
  • Members of staff and contacts (1.11)
  • OFSTED feedback (1.12)
  • Performing Arts (1.13)
  • Personalised care (1.14)
  • Personalised Curriculum (1.15)
  • Policies (1.16)
  • Pupils and family views  (1.17)
  • PSPs (1.18)
  • Staff and Contacts (1.19)




(1.1) Academic Achievement and Progress

  • Blurb
  • Attainment and Progression reports (1.1a)
  • CASPA - Comparison and analysis of special pupil attainment (1.1b)
  • Progression Guidance (1.1c)

(1.2) Assessment

  • Blurb
  • Academic Assessment (1.2a)
  • ACE - Assessment of Comprehension Expression (1.2b)
  • CASPA - Comparison and analysis of special pupil attainment(1.1b)
  • HARPA - Hearing and age related phonic assessment (1.2d)
  • Progression Guidance (1.1c)

(1.3) Assessment Place

  • Copy of protocol

(1.4) Audiology Provision

  • Blurb
  • Clinic in School (1.4a)
  • Comfort Audio (1.4b)
  • Daily Checks (1.4c)
  • Education Audiologists (1.4d)
  • School Environment (1.4e)
  • Speech Tests (1.4f)

(1.5) Communication

  • Blurb
  • Policy (1.15)
  • BSL – British Sign Language (1.5a)
  • Auditory oral (1.5b)

(1.6) Headline News

  • Timeline of events with descriptions and photos

(1.7) Health and Education Care Plans

  • Description and examples

(1.8) HI Local Offer

  • Ranges

(1.9) How to Help Your Child

  • Blurb
  • SALT - Speech And Language Therapist (1.9a)
  • Homework (1.9b)
  • PSP (1.18)
  • Reading (1.9c)

(1.10) Links and Family Support

(1.11) Staff and Contacts

  • Blurb
  • Teachers of the Deaf (1.11a)
  • Specialist Support Workers (1.11b)
  • Deaf Instructors (1.11c)
  • Communication Support Workers (1.11d)
  • Speech and Language Therapists (1.11e)

(1.12) OFSTED Feedback

  • Reports

(1.13) Performing Arts

  • Blurb
  • Drama and Productions (1.13a)
  • Signing Choir (1.13b)

(1.14) Personalised Care

  • Feeding
  • Changing
  • Mobility
  • Medical forms

(1.15) Personalised Curriculum

  • Bespoke planning
  • IEPs – Individual Education Plans
  • What? - rationale
  • Why? - rationale

(1.16) Policies

  • Assessment
  • Children and families bill
  • Literacy
  • Communication
  • Intimate Care (1.16a)
  • Safeguarding (1.16a)
  • Attendance (1.16a)

(1.17) Pupils and Family Views

  • Testimonials

(1.18) PSPs

  • Rationale
  • Homework (1.18a)





(1.1a) Attainment and Progression Reports

  • Termly reports

(1.1b) CASPA

  • What is it?
  • Examples of achievement
  • Yearly updated CASPA cohort for reading, writing and maths

(1.1c) Progression Guidance

  • What it is
  • Plot children on guidance

(1.2a) Academic Assessment

  • What? When? How?

(1.2b) ACE

  • What? When? How?

(1.2d) HARPA

  • Explanation

(1.4a) Clinic in School

  • Bronte room pictures
  • Blurb re visits (when & who)
  • Pictures / introduction Alison and Rob
  • SR & JO responsibility & explanation
  • Permission letter & blurb

(1.4b) Comfort Audio

  • Description and picture
  • Flow chart showing the decision making process for comfort audio and FM

(1.4c) Daily Checks

  • Description
  • Help for minor repairs

(1.4d) Education Audiologist

  • Introduction of Anthony Limbet
  • Description of A Limbet role in school.

(1.4e) School Environment

  • Classrooms
  • Soundfields
  • Etc

(1.4f) Speech Tests

  • What? When? Why

(1.5a) BSL

  • Description
  • Link to DIs (1.11c)

(1.5b) Auditory Oral

  • Description

(1.9a) Speech And Language Therapist

  • Tips from SALT
  • Who are we (1.11e)

(1.9b) Homework

  • Tasks

(1.9c) Reading

  • Research
  • Tips






(1.11a) Teachers of the Deaf

  • Names, brief profile, responsibilities & photo

(1.11b) Specialist Support Workers

  • Names, brief profile, responsibilities & photo

(1.11c) Deaf Instructors

  • Names, brief profile, responsibilities & photo

(1.11d) Communication Support Workers

  • Names, brief profile, responsibilities & photo

(1.11e) Speech and Language Therapists

  • Names, brief profile, responsibilities & photo

(1.13a) Drama and Productions

  • Photos
  • Rationale

(1.13b) Signing Choir

  • Description
  • Photos