The Deaf Resource Base (DRB) at City Academy Norwich is a specialist resource base providing support for deaf children and young people from across Norfolk.
Our aim is to deliver high quality, comprehensive and flexible support to children and young people to enable them to reach their full potential. Children and young people are able to access this support as well as the mainstream curriculum; both being in lessons and being part of the school’s wider community. All staff receive Deaf Awareness training to ensure pupils within the base have a positive learning experience.
To enable deaf children and young people to get involved in the school’s wider community, pupils within the Deaf Resource Base are encouraged to take part in mainstream lessons with their peers as far as is appropriate and are supported by a team of specialist support assistants who have been trained in working with deaf children and young people, and have the appropriate skills to meet the communication needs of the pupils.
The Deaf Resource Base offers further one-to-one and small group work with a Teacher of the Deaf, where the mainstream curriculum can be adapted/consolidated and Literacy, Numeracy and Communication skills are developed following regular specialist assessments. The Deaf Resource Base also has regular access to a Speech and Language Therapist and Educational Audiologist.