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EMS VI/HI

Northfield School is an Enhanced Mainstream School (EMS) with provision in development for students with a sensory loss, that is a visual or hearing Impairment, providing up to twenty places.

Our EMS provision is currently in development to include a bespoke extension to house resources and provide specific teaching spaces for specialist staff, the training of key staff to teach and support students with sensory loss and the expansion of resources, especially assistive technology, to increase student independence.

Visual Impairment

Provision for students with a visual impairment was established at Northfield School in September 2001 and became part of the developing EMS provision in April 2018.

The provision provides for students using either Braille or large print, within the mainstream curriculum.

Within the school community our aim is to fully include students who are visually impaired. This is achieved by:

  • Having a commitment to producing all curriculum material in the appropriate format for the individual student.
  • Providing a range of specialised equipment for use within the classroom or base.
  • Providing classroom support to the students and subject teacher, so that the students learn alongside their peers.
  • Encouraging independent learning, at a pace that is comfortable for the student.
  • Promoting self awareness, social and personal relationships.
  • Raising awareness and involving other students in the educational and social needs of students with a visual loss.
  • Delivering appropriate training to subject teachers on suitable classroom strategies and teaching styles.
  • Monitoring and assessing the student's visual functioning on a regular basis.
  • Liaising with other professionals involved with the student.

Hearing Impairment

Northfield School is supported by Children’s services to provide Teacher of the Deaf support to Hearing Impaired students, we have a Teacher of the Deaf in training who will be a full-time member of the team.

Within the school community our aim is to fully include students who are hearing impaired. This is achieved by:

  • Having a commitment to ensuring access to the full curriculum as appropriate to the individual student.
  • Providing a range of specialised equipment for use within the classroom.
  • Providing classroom support to the students and subject teacher, so that the students learn alongside their peers.
  • Encouraging independent learning, at a pace that is comfortable for the student.
  • Promoting self awareness, social and personal relationships.
  • Raising awareness and involving other students in the educational and social needs of students with a hearing loss.
  • Delivering appropriate training to subject teachers on suitable classroom strategies and teaching styles.
  • Monitoring and assessing the student's hearing on a regular basis.
  • Liaising with other professionals involved with the student.

Useful Links:

www.rnib.org.uk
www.usefulvision.org.uk