At The Henry Beaufort School we follow a Total Communications Policy, whereby we use a number of modes of communication depending on the particular needs and abilities of our students.
Trained and experienced staff provide communication support through both oral and British Sign Language (BSL). Students attend mainstream lessons with their peers and if required, additional support within the Resource Base.
Every student has a personal-up-to date radio aid system to provide maximum access to the curriculum and to enhance their listening experience in mainstream classes.
Teaching staff are informed of the needs and requirements of each student and are appropriately trained to ensure that lessons are delivered effectively for deaf and hearing students alike.
A weekly British Sign Language (BSL) Club is run for the whole school community by our Deaf Instructor.
The Sign Club provides students with the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Students in the Resource Base can also receive individualised BSL lessons with our Deaf Instructor, in addition to sessions on deaf identify and developing students’ confidence and self-esteem.