About the Hearing Impairment Team

Hearing impairment team logoSupport for Rotherham deaf children and young people in Rotherham (0-25) from diagnosis:

  • Specialist team who work for the local authority including:
    • Qualified Teachers of Deaf
    • Educational Audiologist
    • Specialist Support Workers/Communication Support Workers
    • Deaf Instructor
  • Team is made up of a Peripatetic Team working across Rotherham and within the two Specialist Provisions based at Bramley Grange Primary School and Wickersley School and Sports College.
  • Remit is to address the impact of deafness/hearing loss on learning, development and self-esteem; promote and enable the inclusion of deaf children and young people within their school and community; develop effective communication.
  • Operate an open referral policy for children and young people with an identified or suspected hearing loss. All children referred will be assessed and the graduated response approach to need is followed in line with Rotherham Graduated Response.
  • Close working with Rotherham Audiology Services and regional services.
  • Co-work with local and national agencies including Rotherham Sight and Sound, NDCS.
  • Training for settings and families and Social and Emotional Opportunities are offered.
  • Rotherham is a Centre for British Sign Language (BSL) and nationally recognised Signature courses and qualifications are run at the Kimberworth Centre (Levels 1 and 2). Family Sign classes are run by arrangement as part of the service we offer.
  • Child centred and needs-led.
  • Offer support for Children and Young People using the National Eligibility Framework (NATSIP) which identifies the level of need and support package which is offered to families and schools/settings/education providers.
  • Work to National Standards and Guidelines for the delivery of support to Sensory Impaired Children and Young People.

Contact us:

For information and enquiries about the services we offer, including resource provision and BSL, please contact us.

Resource provisions

Resource provisions are based at:

Hearing impairment team logoRotherham deaf connectionRotherham sight and soundNational deaf children's society