Friends of Heathlands
Heathlands is a single site school for deaf pupils of all ages offering both day and weekly boarding provision.
The school is structured in three departments: Lower (including nursery), Middle and Upper schools ensuring that a curriculum and educational experience suited to each age range is offered. Running through all three departments is an emphasis on Communication, Language and Literacy; the foundation stones for the effective education of deaf children. Our Teachers of the Deaf have specialist training in language development and incorporate this in lesson delivery whatever the subject. Specialist Speech and Language therapists will undertake assessments of pupils’ needs then design and deliver tailor made intervention programmes. This, combined with our attention to children’s audiological needs and our expertise in British Sign Language, is brought together in a Total Communication approach.