Hearing Impairment Team

Children who have a diagnosed hearing loss and attend Kingfisher School will receive support from a Teacher of The Deaf who has a mandatory qualification in deaf education. The Teacher of The Deaf who supports Kingfisher is employed by Oldham Council’s Peripatetic Service

The Teacher of The Deaf who visits Kingfisher will work within the multi disciplinary team to provide:

  • A thorough assessment of the pupil’s needs and strengths
  • A plan setting out how the school will meet those needs and overcome any barriers to the pupil making good progress
  • Effective implementation of the plan
  • Regular reviews of the pupil’s progress and success of the plan to establish whether changes need to be made and what they are

The Teacher of The Deaf will monitor all children who wear hearing aids and cochlear implants in school and will directly teach, provide planning, modelling and training for deaf children with support from the Teaching Assistants in the child’s class.

Children receive different levels of support which usually depends on their level of hearing loss

The Teacher of the Deaf works in partnership with parents of pupils attending Kingfisher School and will communicate with parents using the home school book, attend Annual Reviews and initial Audiology Clinic Appointments.

The Teacher of the Deaf will work closely with the staff at Kingfisher to ensure that deaf children attending the school have a happy and rewarding time and achieve their potential.