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We aim to enable all our deaf pupils to achieve to the best of their abilities, academically, socially and emotionally by providing access to a high quality learning environment using mainly an oral/aural approach. 


The Provision for Deaf Students (PDS) currently caters for 20 students, aged 11-18. Each student has an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) associated with an educationally significant hearing loss. All students in the PDS wear post-aural hearing aids, or have cochlear implants. Students have access to the radio aid systems for lessons. The school has a Soundfield system in fifty classrooms.


All the students have been identified as requiring support from PDS staff  (teachers of the deaf, specialist support teachers, learning support assistants communication support workers and deaf sign language tutors) to help access the mainstream curriculum through oral/aural methods and if required, through BSL.


Students are integrated into Hendon School, and are members of mainstream tutor groups and are supported appropriately. For lessons students have the opportunity to integrate fully into the mainstream lessons, but may also be taught in small groups or individually when deemed appropriate.


The PDS also monitor the needs of deaf

 students who do not have an EHCP and are able to offer advice to parents and mainstream staff.

PDS Booklet


Louise Whitaker

Head of PDS


0208 202 9004 EXT 258

Kalpna Patel

Deputy Head of PDS


0208 202 9004
EXT 256

Michele Jones

BSL and Soundfield Enquiries


0208 202 9004
EXT 256




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