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Local Offer for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Children and Young People

Deaf children who attend the ARC will have an Education, Health and Care Plan or a statement of special educational needs.  Initially some children will attend on an assessment place in order to asses if the provision is suitable / appropriate for the child’s learning needs.  Referral to the provision is made through the local authority Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team.

Information about the ARC can be found here on the school website.  ARC teaching staff are available at all school parents’ meetings and school events.  Termly individual parent consultation meetings are set up, sometimes in the home, to discuss pupil's individual learning targets and progress.  Home visits can also be arranged on request according to need. Review meetings are also held annually with additional opportunities made available for year 5 and 6 pupils to support and inform families through transition options and processes.   All families are offered British Sign Language (BSL) classes. There are regular parent drop in sessions to support families, where information is shared about other local organisations and agencies such as Bradford Deaf Children's Society (BDCS), National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and Prism youth club. Home school books are used regularly and families have the opportunity to use Play Station Portables (PSPs) to aid communication with school.


The local offer can be downloaded here