The Specialist Centre for Hearing Impairment is a well-established dual provision catering for oral pupils and those needing sign support. There are 9 planned places, and currently there are 6 pupils on roll. It comprises of two teaching areas that have been acoustically treated to minimise reverberation and resonance, and is equipped with a flashing bell/fire alarm. Pupils have access to 4 PCs and a variety of books and resources, including a range of subtitled DVDs. There is also video equipment to record and monitor pupils progress.
Pupils are supported in class by an experienced team of LSAs, and qualified Teachers of the Deaf deliver 1:1 tutorials and small group teaching within the Resource Base. There is weekly input from a specialist Speech & Language Therapist, and regular support from an Educational Audiologist and an Audiology Technician. All pupils wear post aural hearing aids in conjunction with a radio aid system, where appropriate.