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.
This year has been a very busy year for all the HI pupils. The Key Stage 2 pupils have been working on the novel 'Gangsta Granny' in English. This work culminated in a theatre visit to Manchester to watch a live performance.
Several HI children had their hard work and success rewarded in our Celebration Assemblies.
Key Stage 1 HI pupils have been developing their language and self confidence through role play activities. They enjoyed performing their 'dramas' for other pupils in school.
Key Stage 2 pupils also enjoyed a drama when they were reading 'The Viking Ship' during guided reading sessions.
Year 2 HI pupils developed their map reading skills on a trip to Healey Dell whilst the Key Stage 2 pupils enjoyed a trip to Tandle Hill.
The Year 6 HI pupils took part in a really beneficial transition programme to the HI Base at Matthew Moss High School ready for their placement there in September 2017.
We wish them luck in their new school!