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The Hearing Support Centre

The Hearing Support Centre (HSC) is a specialist resource base providing support for deaf children from across Cambridgeshire. We provide a holistic approach that delivers a safe and welcoming environment where students are supported in reaching their academic and social goals.

We build on the work done by our primary school provision, ensuring that all deaf children develop an effective communication system that will allow them to access information and communicate their thoughts and feelings. The aim is to include deaf children in all aspects of school life by meeting their individual learning and communication needs and promoting deaf awareness across the school.

Deaf students are included in mainstream classes with their hearing peers as much as appropriate and are supported by specialist teaching assistants who have been trained to support deaf students and to match the communication mode preferred by the student. To enhance and consolidate learning and achievement, students are withdrawn for specialist sessions for speech and language therapy, language and literacy development and tutorial work. This policy and ethos of inclusion and access reflects the aims and philosophy of the college.

Ms Angie Howgate Hearing Centre ahowgate@cvcweb.net