Partners & Community
Fairfield High School
The Secondary Department of Elmfield School is located within Fairfield High School.
Elmfield works in partnership with Fairfield to provide a broad curriculum to Elmfield students and to extend opportunities for inclusion within and beyond the school day.
Elmfield children join Fairfield classes for certain lessons and we provide CSW (Communication Support Worker) support in those lessons to interpret and help with all aspects of learning.
Children are able to access a wide range of Key Stage 4 options because of our partnership, as well as access to vocational college courses.
Fairfield offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including Sports and other clubs which Elmfield children are able to join with the support of a CSW. Fairfield teachers also offer after school study support in GCSE subjects for Elmfield children who are in their lessons.
Elmfield and Fairfield share some spaces within the building, including the library, dining area, drama and dance studios and Astroturf but have separate classrooms and office space.
Family Centre Deaf Children
The Family Centre (Deaf Children) supports parents and children with all
levels of hearing loss and is located within Elmfield School for Deaf
Children (Primary site). They provide both courses and a social network for
all families with deaf children or deaf parents, running regular events and
The Family Centre (Deaf Children)
NDCS is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
They believe that
Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given early diagnosis and the right support from the start.
- Deaf children should be involved in decisions which affect them at as early an age as possible.
- Families are the most important influence on deaf children and young people, and need clear, balanced information to make informed choices.
- Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of deaf children and young people’s social, emotional and intellectual development.
- Deaf children should be valued by society and have the same opportunities as any other child.
How they can help
NDCS is an organisation of families, parents and carers, providing emotional and practical support through our Freephone Helpline, our network of trained support workers, our wide range of other support services and our publications and website.
As the leading provider of impartial information and individual advocacy on every aspect of childhood deafness, NDCS can help with welfare rights and benefit claims, making education choices, advising on health and audiology and technology, or simply as someone to talk to.
NDCS campaigns for improvements in services aimed at families with deaf children, working with central and local government, health authorities, education professionals, social services, manufacturers and voluntary organisations.
Please click here for information about family support that the NDCS offer.
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Westbury On Trym C of E Academy
We believe that it is essential for deaf children to learn a range of communication and life skills so that they can become confident adults who make a valuable contribution to society and achieve economic independence. Our work towards these aims begins with our primary aged children. From Year 1 onwards we work very closely with our neighbouring school, Westbury-on-Trym C of E Primary School to provide regular, supported inclusion for all of our primary school children as outlined below:
- All of our children are included with an age appropriate class at Westbury-on-Trym C of E Primary School once a week for PE
- Some Elmfield School children are included in Westbury-on-Trym classes for other subject areas
- Some children from Westbury-on-Trym school come to us for weekly reverse inclusion work
- Year 6 children from both schools go on camp together annually
- We regularly go on school educational visits together
- We take part in each other’s sports days
Our inclusion work is enjoyed by all the children and has proved to be mutually beneficial for both deaf and hearing participants.