Resource for Hearing Impaired

Welcome to Southampton’s only Resource base for secondary age hearing impaired students

The Resource and its students are an integral part of the Redbridge school community. We are fully committed to providing our students with ‘the best of both worlds’:

  • An inclusive education for students with significant levels of hearing loss. This incorporates access to a qualified and experienced support team, opportunities for individual and small group tutorial work and a hearing impaired peer group spanning the secondary age range. ​​
  • All the benefits of a placement in an outstanding mainstream secondary school, including state of the art facilities, wide ranging personalised programs of study and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities. ​

The Resource is carried out by a team of specialist teaching assistants (TAs). The assistants have a range of experience and qualifications including CACDP; British Sign Language Level 3, Speech Processor, Troubleshooting Certificate and Emotional First Aid. ​

The team provide communication and learning support within the mainstream classes. This is complimented by regular tutorial sessions within the acoustically favourable resource setting offering opportunities for;

  • Pre- and post-lesson tutoring in Key Stage 3 and 4 subjects. ​​
  • Development of literacy, numeracy and communication skills.
  • Speech and language development.
  • Guidance on transfer and application of skills into the mainstream setting. ​​
  • Transition and careers advice.

We work in partnership with parents and a range of outside agencies to assist our students in realising their full potential academically, socially and personally.

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Latest News

April 19, 2024
Our Saints Foundation students enjoying a sunny afternoon of activities as we welcome the Springtime!
April 18, 2024
Our workshops at Chilworth Manor focus on Raising Aspirations with a series of planned activities that are fun, engaging and inspirational.
April 17, 2024
ATTENTION Year 11 Parents! We invite you to attend our core quiz night with your fellow students to polish up on some skills with our exam practice quiz! We hope to see you on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 6pm. Letters have been emailed home also. Lets get GCSE ready! Please complete the reply slip by Friday 26/4/24.

Upcoming Events

May 9, 2024
Year 7 Parents Evening 4:30pm-6:30pm
March 7, 2024
Year 10 Parents Evening 4:30pm-6:30pm
January 25, 2024
Year 9 Parents' Evening