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English


Our English team works closely with the Speech and Language Therapist to determine where students are with their English language development, and at what stage they should begin to work with English as an academic subject. This continues throughout the young person’s journey at the Academy with SaLT interventions both within English lessons and as standalone sessions either 1:1 or in small group. Learners working at a pre entry level of English will also be supported through the EQUALS curriculum.

Within school, we offer a variety of programmes including guided reading, inference training, and exploration of fiction, non-fiction and media texts as well as looking at the grammatical structure of English to aid both reading and writing skills.

Our English teachers are qualified BSL users L2 or above who also work with the BSL department, and our in house interpreter to ensure that the translation between the two languages is as clear and accurate as possible. Students are offered accreditation programmes from Entry Level through to GCSE.

In College, students begin to tailor their approach to English to support access to the work place or higher education through Employability, Functional Skills, GCSE or Live English. These experiences range from 1:1 tutorials to group work to working out in the community. At Exeter Deaf Academy we strive to meet the needs of our young people to ensure that they can communicate effectively and confidently so as to become happy and successful adults.