The Deaf Resources Bases form part of the Specialist Resource Base (SRB) programme of additionally commissioned services funded by the local authority and delivered by Norfolk schools for learners with high level special educational needs who are educated in mainstream schools.
The focus of all SRBs is on:
To provide long term, specialist provision to learners in who have a significant hearing loss which may be moderate to profound (according to British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) criteria) across Key Stage 1-4.
Plus one or more of the following:
Admission to the High School Deaf Resource Base will be based on the following criteria in addition to the above:
Ability to access mainstream curriculum for at least 70% of the timetable. It would not be appropriate for students who would be unable to usefully access, even with support, at least 70% of the mainstream curriculum. This would result in the majority of their timetabled day being spent in the Deaf Resource Base, potentially isolated from their peers.