Our whole school has a strong commitment to the use of sign language. For deaf children the world can be a very small place where only a few people can sign. To promote the positive use of sign across the whole school EVERY child receives a lesson in British Sign Language each week. Throughout their time at James Wolfe children across the school build up a strong base in sign language this enables friendships to be forged between deaf and hearing children. As an example of our commitment to signing - at the end of Year 6 all our children are assessed against the BSL Standards for Level One.
Many of our staff across the whole school hold a sign language qualification and staff (and many of our parents) are equally keen to learn to foster our ongoing culture by learning to sign. We hold two free signing classes per week - one session for parents and one for staff.
Every year our Deaf support team run a variety of deaf awareness events including: NDCS spellathon, Sign2Sign and BSL recognition week.
Sign Language Classes for Adults.
We run two pre-level one British Sign Language classes:
1) A family sign class every Thursday at the Randall Place Campus from 10.30 until 11.30, this runs alongside our creche so that families with deaf little ones can drop their children in a safe place while they attend the class.
2) An after school class Wednesday from 3.30-4.35 at the Royal Hill Campus this informal session helps build your skills and confidence in sign, feel free to bring your children with you.
We look forward to see you there.