Our School

Welcome to our school, where young people are treated as individuals.

Our young learners are supported to develop into independent and successful learners with a positive Deaf identity – ensuring they have high levels of self-esteem and confidence in themselves. All of our students are challenged to achieve excellence in academic performance whatever their ability. We aim to provide the best learning community we can by developing our students’ use of both British Sign Language (BSL) and English, written and oral.

We involve parents and carers in all aspects of their child’s education and maintain strong links via regular newsletters, the school website and, most importantly, via an open door policy for parents and carers to come and talk to us. 

We hope you will find everything you need to know about our school on this website but the only true way to experience life in our school is to visit us – so, if you haven’t been here before, please take the opportunity to see for yourself the high quality education we offer – contact us at reception@thedeafacademy.ac.uk to arrange a visit.

Thanks to the Deaf Academy, my daughter has had the opportunity to discover and develop a passion for acting. She has found drama helps her express herself in a way that she hadn’t been able to before. – Beth, parent to Molly, age 17

Meet the team

Jane Shann

Jane Shann

Assistant Principal of Education

Deb Thomas

Deb Thomas

Teacher

Joanna Fison

Joanna Fison

Teacher

Miya Treemer

Miya Treemer

Teacher

Janet Ball

Janet Ball

HLTA

Karma Stocks

Karma Stocks

Curriculum Manager of Core

Helen Childs

Helen Childs

Teacher

Rachelle Goodwin

Rachelle Goodwin

HLTA

Sarah Munro

Sarah Munro

Teacher

Amy Ager

Amy Ager

HLTA

Anna Higgins

Anna Higgins

Curriculum Manager of Foundation

Rebecca Pratt

Rebecca Pratt

Tutor

Matt Jenkins

Matt Jenkins

Teacher

Chloe Hurt

Chloe Hurt

Teacher

Gavin Rogers

Gavin Rogers

HLTA

Glen Hookway

Glen Hookway

Curriculum Manager of Post 16

Jamie Swateridge

Jamie Swateridge

Teacher

Claire Eaton

Claire Eaton

Teacher

Nikki James

Nikki James

HLTA

Catherine Perree

Catherine Perree

HLTA