The Ashwood Park Resource Base for the deaf is a primary school in Dudley with enhanced provision for deaf children with severe or profound hearing. This provision forms part of the Local Offer for hearing impaired pupils.
The Listen and Learn Centre (LLC) is enhanced provision for deaf pupils with severe or profound hearing loss in secondary school aged 11-16. We support pupils with a severe or profound hearing loss. Pupils are fully included in Crestwood School, but benefit from enhanced classroom communication support and individual tutorial sessions with teachers of the deaf. This provision forms part of the Local Offer for hearing impaired students.
We have teachers of the deaf and a small team of specialist teaching assistants who support and give access to mainstream lessons. One to one sessions in the LLC support language development, listening skills and enhance access to the school curriculum.
The LLC has a large teaching room, an audiology and speech therapy room and an office which gives additional teaching space. One of our teachers is a qualified educational audiologist. We work closely with speech and language therapists and our deaf support worker, who teaches British Sign Language after school.
The LLC offers oral and total communications modes, agreed with pupils and parents through our review process. Teachers of the deaf work closely with multiple agencies including NHS audiology, Midland Hearing Implant programme and parents to ensure each student has the best listening experience with the latest hearing technologies.
How do you get a referral?
All pupils have and Education Health and Care plan (EHCP) and can be admitted to the provision following statutory assessment or an annual review of the EHCP.
Age range: 11-16 years
The Crestwood School, Bromley Lane, Kingswinford, DY6 8QG