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Elmfield School for Deaf Children

A learning community where deaf children can Connect, Belong and Succeed

Connect to the world through developing their languages of English and British Sign Language.
Belong to a community which supports the development of strong personal values and self-esteem as a deaf learner in a hearing world.
Succeed through our connected and enhanced curriculum, as a deaf person with character, confidence and resilience to lead a full and happy life and contribute to society.
Welcome to Elmfield

 

We are proud to be able to introduce you to school and through our website we hope to offer a picture of the work we do to support children and their families to become skilled and confident with strong self-esteem and a sense of who they are.

WELCOME FROM THE HEAD

Welcome to Elmfield School for Deaf Children. Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself to our community – I am Kate Persaud and I have the honour of taking on the role of Headteacher as of September 2022.

Elmfield School for Deaf Children is a very special place. Our school is dedicated to promoting high achievement and learning for life. Our children and young people are immersed in a rich language community to thrive socially and in their learning. Central to our school is the use of bilingualism as our approach to teaching Deaf children which combines both British Sign Language (BSL), the language of the Deaf community, and English, the language of the hearing community. We value these languages equally and want our children to become equally fluent in both. Through assisting our children in becoming bilingual the aim is that they are comfortable in both deaf and hearing communities.

Every child at Elmfield School has the opportunity to study and use BSL. As well as supporting their language acquisition, BSL allows all deaf children and adults to communicate easily with each other and forms part of their Deaf identity.

Elmfield School for Deaf Children is a learning community where deaf Children can Connect, Belong and Succeed:

· Connect to the world through developing their languages of English and British Sign Language.

· Belong to a community which supports the development of strong personal values and self-esteem as a deaf learner in a hearing world.

· Succeed through our connected and enhanced curriculum, as a deaf person with character, confidence and resilience to lead a full and happy life and contribute to society.

This academic year we are hopeful that our long awaiting move into the new Primary site will take place. The build is coming along at pace and as the term progresses, regular updates will be shared on the website. Watch this space! Moving our Secondary School to a new site that still offers a co-educational opportunity with a mainstream school remains a priority.

I am proud to be able to introduce you to our school and I hope you have gained a sense of how we work and who we are. If you want to visit then please make contact. I look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Kate Persaud NPQH

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Connect

Connect to the world through developing
their languages of English and British Sign Language.

Belong

Belong to a community which supports
the development of strong personal values
and self- esteem as a deaf learner in a hearing world.

Succeed

Succeed through our connected and enhanced curriculum,
as a deaf person with character, confidence and resilience
to lead a full and happy life and contribute to society.