Vernon Terrace Primary School

Type of service:
Schools And Education Providers
Vernon Terrace, Northampton, NN1 5HE
Telephone number:
01604 633894
Service description:

Vernon Terrace is a mixed community primary school. It has an SEN unit that provides education, support, and facilities for children who have a hearing impairment and additional needs. Vernon Terraces' 'Total Communication Approach' is recognised as one of its strengths and allows true inclusion.

Peer Group

The provision for hearing impaired children offers regular peer group sessions every Tuesday afternoon. The sessions promote language development through social interaction with adults and peers. The peer group is very important to the children who attend. It gives them a sense of belonging, builds their confidence and establishes new friendships. As well as being a group where they are able to develop and support language development through fun engaging activities.

The peer group is a great opportunity for a child to meet with others who understand the issues and challenges they may be facing. If you are interested in joining the peer group please contact the school for more information.

Accessibility Plan

This school has an Accessibility Plan (as part of the local authority’s Schools’ Accessibility Strategy 2016-2019 (PDF 487KB). This means it has adaptations for pupils with disabilities that are over and above what is required under general planning and building regulations. As a minimum, the school will have:

  • Physical access to all areas of curriculum (this may not be 100% of the school building).
  • Suitable parking and a suitable entrance to the school.
  • A suitable changing facility for pupils with disabilities.
  • A designated area for physiotherapy or similar treatments.
  • Specialist furniture (e.g. variable height tables and other physical aids.

Related Documents:

href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Children’s Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG) - Terms of Reference (PDF 493KB)

  • Communication Trust - Top 5 Tips for Communicating with Deaf Young People (Video)
  • Home Office Digital, Data and Technology - Designing for Users Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (PDF 117KB)
  • National Deaf Children’s Society - Survey of Paediatric Audiology Provision in England, 2018 (PDF 779KB)
  • National Deaf Children's Society - Being Deaf-Friendly: Information for Professionals (Link)
  • National Deaf Children's Society - Education, Health and Care Plans (Video)
  • National Deaf Children's Society - Local Offers (Video)
  • National Deaf Children's Society - My Deaf Child, and Getting Sign Language Lessons (Video)
  • National Deaf Children's Society - Tips for Teaching Deaf Children with a Mild Hearing Loss (Video)
  • National Deaf Children's Society and NHS England - What Works: Children’s Hearing Services Working Groups (PDF 1.55MB)
  • NCC Local Offer - Guide to Hearing Impairments, Easy Read (PDF 191MB)
  • NCC Local Offer - Hearing Impairment and Deafness Pinterest Board (Link)
  • NCC Local Offer - Quick Guide: How to Obtain a Hearing Test for Your Child (PDF 390KB)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Guidance for Eligibility for Radio Aids (PDF 203KB)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Guidelines for Schools on the Safe Use of Hearing Devices During PE and Swimming Lessons (PDF 249KB)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Hearing Impairment Activities for You and Your Child (PDF 189KB)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Learning at Home for a Child with a Hearing Impairment (PDF 200KB)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Learning at Home: Signing Stories (PDF 140KB)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Overview (Link)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Support for Deaf Children in Education Settings (PDF 110KB)
  • NCC Sensory Impairment Service - Tips for Parents: Learning at Home with a Child with a Hearing Impairment (PDF 308KB)
  • Northants Parent Forum Group - Hearing Impairment Representative (PDF 1.3MB)
  • Cost:
    Age range:
    4 years - 11 years
    Opening hours:
    Monday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
    Tuesday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
    Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
    Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
    Friday 09:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 15:00
    Ofsted Inspection Grade:
    Good (29 September 2016)
    Additional information:
    SENCo: Alison Steele
    Eligibility criteria:
    • Age - School (5-18)
    • Assessment (EHA,EHCP,RMC)
    • Location-Specific
    Referral route:
    • Education or school
    • Professional referral
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