Hearing Impaired Resource Base
Welcome to our Resource Base for the mainstream education of hearing impaired students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.
The Hearing Impaired Resource Base provides state-of-the-art facilities and is located at the heart of The Henry Beaufort School in Winchester Block. Our students form an integral part of the wider school community and spend a significant proportion of their lessons in mainstream classrooms.
Our students span a broad range of academic abilities, talents and personalities and we are proud of their contributions to the life of The Henry Beaufort School.
- To provide the resources, expertise and support to enable our students to realise their full potential: educationally, socially and personally.
- To develop students’ self-esteem, have ownership of their learning and be valued members of the school community.
About the Resource Base
The Resource Base was established in 1995. The present suite of rooms was purpose built in 2010 to provide an optimal acoustic environment for our students to enable them to work in a quiet area and develop their speech and listening skills.
The Resource Base comprises of seven rooms including a large teaching room, three tutorial rooms and an audiology room.
The provision is led by a qualified Teacher of the Deaf with a team of experienced Learning Support and Communication Support Assistants (minimum BSL Level 3) and a Deaf Instructor.
Many outside agencies, including NHS speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, come to work with our students in familiar, relaxed surroundings. We also have strong links with the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS).