Deaf Learning Base

Percy Shurmer Deaf Learning Base caters for children who have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) due to significant hearing loss with a subsequent language delay. The purpose of the Deaf Learning Base is to provide a team of specialist staff, equipment, resources and teaching methods/strategies that will support the pupils ability to acquire language, enabling them to communicate effectively. We incorporate a variety of communication methods to ensure that the student has full access to the National Curriculum.

Our team also offer a specialist teaching service supporting children and young people with a hearing loss, from birth to 25 years. They support children and young people in mainstream schools, special schools, early years settings, schools, colleges and homes.


About us

Miss Duffy Assistant Head - Deaf Learning Base

Miss Duffy's energy, expertise, warmth and dedication are viewed as the driving force behind the transformation of Percy Shurmer's Deaf Learning Base. Colleagues say her zest for life is infectious! The children under her leadership believe their life is full of opportunities and being deaf is something they are very proud of.

She has developed and led a team that has ensured the Deaf Learning Base is an educational haven that develops the confidence, learning experiences and outcomes for all who attend.

Miss Duffy works tirelessly to ensure the deaf children have an abundance of opportunities including after-school clubs, residential trips and community links.