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Hearing Impaired Rochdale Resource Base

Marland Hill has specialist provision for hearing impaired children in its Hearing Impaired Resource Base [HIRB]. This is staffed by highly skilled teaching assistants and a teacher of the deaf who are all trained in British Sign Language.

The curriculum for these children is highly personalised, and where appropriate, combines individualised lessons in the HIRB, and time in mainstream classes.

Children in the HIRB regularly spend time working on their IEP targets, taking part in pre and post tutoring sessions, and working on speech and language objectives. All hearing impaired children at Marland Hill, whether mainstream or part of the HIRB, have daily equipment checks, immediate access to specialist staff, speech and language sessions, and personalised time in the unit. All levels of hearing impaired children are welcome at Marland Hill, and can expect an individualised curriculum.

When Marland Hill was rebuilt in 2006 it was designed with hearing impaired children at the heart of the design. All classrooms are equipped with Soundfield systems, which can be connected to individual hearing aid systems, as well as providing an enhanced sound system across the classroom through the built in speaker system.

Visitors to the school are more than welcome. Please contact us to arrange a visit, where staff will be more than welcome to talk through how we can best meet the needs of your child.

Krazy Cats Theatre Performance - February 2016


Marland Hill were delighted to invite Krazy Cats theatre company to school for a performance of their show, "Cinderella!.


The show was enjoyed by all of our Early Years children and our Hearing Impaired children along with families and Hearing Impaired children from other schools in Preston and Bury.


Krazy Cats theatre productions incorporate sign language making their shows accessible for deaf children and their hearing peers. The show is performed by an integrated company of deaf and deaf-aware practitioners and coupled with the highly visual aspect of their work they engage actively with the audience.

Sign 2 Sing Assembly - February 2016


Thank you to everyone who took part in our Sign 2 Sing Assembly on Friday 5th February.

The whole school took part in signing a song which was led by our HI staff and our amazing Signing Choir.


Please have a look at our pictures below!





National Deaf Children's Society - Listening Bus Visit - October 2015


The Listening Bus visited our school on the 16th October and our children thoroughly enjoyed the day and the activities they took part in.


Celebration Assembly October 2015

Well done to Obaid for his special "Positive Attitude to Learning" award he has achieved.


This was presented to Obaid in the celebration assembly last week and was in recognition of how well Obaid has settled into Year 5 and for his fabulous literacy work!


Well done Obaid!

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Listening Bus & Coffee Morning - All Welcome!