Our College

Welcome to our College, a unique residential and day provision for Deaf young people who use British Sign Language (BSL), or oral English and may also have additional needs. We support students in a language-rich environment and encourage them to discover and choose their first language. 

Our students’ learning is mapped out with learning pathways which have been individually tailored to them, taking into account their ambitions, abilities and needs. We encourage their independence and help support them towards their career aspirations. 

Residential students stay in our homely accommodation where they are supported by friendly, highly-trained staff. We also offer lots of different extra-curricular activities – think paddleboarding, climbing and youth club to name but a few!

We welcome you to come and see our College, meet current Post-16 and Post-19 learners and explore all the educational opportunities offered here at the Academy.

Explore these pages to find out more, and then contact us to arrange a visit:

Email : reception@thedeafacademy.ac.uk

I like it here at the Academy because everyone is friendly. Everyone is respectful and staff help to build your confidence; mine has really improved.” – William, College student

Meet the team

Jane Shann

Jane Shann

Assistant Principal of Education

Helen Childs

Helen Childs

Teacher

Miya Treemer

Miya Treemer

Teacher

Sarah Munro

Sarah Munro

Teacher

Nikki James

Nikki James

HLTA

Karma Stocks

Karma Stocks

Curriculum Manager of Core

Joanna Fison

Joanna Fison

Teacher

Rebecca Pratt

Rebecca Pratt

Tutor

Chloe Hurt

Chloe Hurt

Teacher

Amy Ager

Amy Ager

HLTA

Anna Higgins

Anna Higgins

Curriculum Manager of Foundation

Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Teacher

Jamie Swateridge

Jamie Swateridge

Teacher

Janet Ball

Janet Ball

HLTA

Gavin Rogers

Gavin Rogers

HLTA

Glen Hookway

Glen Hookway

Curriculum Manager of Post 16

Claire Eaton

Claire Eaton

Teacher

Deb Thomas

Deb Thomas

Teacher

Rachelle Goodwin

Rachelle Goodwin

HLTA

Catherine Perree

Catherine Perree

HLTA