Hamilton Lodge School

Curriculum Overview.

Communication & Learning

Language and communication are paramount in the development and learning for Deaf children. We want all our learners to develop their language skills and to be confident communicators. We focus on developing independence and nurturing our learners into developing a positive Deaf identity, self confidence and self esteem.

Our Curriculum offer

Our curriculum has been developed to best prepare our learners for life beyond our school and college. Our destination data helps inform our curriculum development, we review our curriculum offer annually to ensure it is fit for purpose and offers our learners the best possible opportunities to progress in their learning and follow their dreams.

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum based on  a modified National Curriculum. The vast majority of our learners are accessing national curriculum programmes of study below their chronological age. We do not offer MFL as a subject, but our offer includes “Deaf Studies” instead. Our Social, Personal and Citizenship Education curriculum incorporates much of the previous PSHE curriculum along with the statutory curriculum for Citizenship. Music is offered as an additional subject with Rock School accreditations and RE, Geography and History are taught as part of our Humanities programme .

We offer a range of accredited qualifications including Signature BSL, GCSE, Entry Level awards, Functional Skills and AQA Unit Awards. They are carefully matched to learners' ability, ultimately ensuring a curriculum offer that offers the right balance of access and challenge required to secure progress in their learning.

For our children who are not yet ready to access the full range of subject based learning or who have difficulty with transitions we have a Specialist Provision which is designed to meet their needs.

As an integral part of our offer we have a specially developed independent living programme to support our learners as they develop toward their adulthood.

Download a PDF version of the curriculum overview here.