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Communication and Language

It is our primary aim to develop children who are confident communicators. We encourage children to be independent, giving them opportunities to communicate with a wider audience, including the Deaf community. This helps to develop their deaf identity; their awareness of the role that they can play in society and in turn raises their self-esteem.

We strive to provide good models of either BSL or English (whichever is the preferred language mode). We also acknowledge that language skills are to be explicitly taught and we aim to raise children’s awareness of the effect and power of language in the wider community.