Bideford College has a Hearing Support Centre (HSC), specifically designed to support the needs of Deaf and Hearing Impaired students. British Sign Language is supported (and offered), as is Cued Speech. The HSC is funded by Devon County Council and students who are also suffering with ongoing Conductive Loss can be supported. Students are supported from Year 7 through to Year 13 and beyond where applicable. Deaf students entitled to exam concessions sit their exams in the HSC which is acoustically treated to recommendations by the NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society).
For further details or an opportunity to discuss your child's needs, please ring the school office.