School-age children from 5 to 16 years

Support for your child

We will offer support in your child's school. Our aims are to:

  • help your child access the school curriculum
  • stay safe on school trips, especially residential stays
  • help your child develop awareness of their own deafness and how to manage it
  • develop your child's independence with aids and equipment

We will do this by:

  • observing your child in the classroom
  • talking to the class teacher
  • providing advice and equipment
  • assessing your child's functional hearing (how they are using their hearing and their hearing aids)
  • supporting requests for Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and attending annual reviews where appropriate

Support for the school

We will support the school by:

  • supporting them to meeting the needs of the child
  • discussing the child's needs with the teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, for example learning needs, environmental adaptations, changes to the curriculum, access arrangements for exams
  • training on equipment
  • training and awareness for individual staff members or the whole school
  • helping with risk assessments for school trips
  • contributing to annual reviews of a child's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • supporting transitions between schools