Our College

Welcome to our College, a unique residential and day provision for Deaf young people who use British Sign Language (BSL) and may also have additional needs.

 

Our students’ learning is mapped out with learning pathways which have been individually tailored to them, taking into account their ambitions, abilities and needs.

 

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

Deb Thomas

Deb Thomas

Teacher of the Deaf (RSE/English)

Nick Edmunds

Nick Edmunds

Teacher

Helen Childs

Helen Childs

Teacher

Karma Stocks

Karma Stocks

Teacher & Core Learning Lead

Joanna Fison

Joanna Fison

Lead Teacher Science, Humanities and PSHE

Rebecca Pratt

Rebecca Pratt

Lead Teacher BSL

Anna Higgins

Anna Higgins

Teacher & Foundation Learning Lead

Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Lead Teacher BSL

Jamie Swateridge

Jamie Swateridge

Teacher

Glen Hookway

Glen Hookway

Post 16 & Learning Support Manager

Claire Eaton

Claire Eaton

Teacher