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Staff knowledge and understanding

  • Teachers are aware of the sensory needs of children in my class(es).

  • Teachers have knowledge about the hearing loss of pupils in their class(es) and the implications on learning.

  • Teachers feel confident in meeting the sensory needs of the children in their class.

  • Teachers are familiar with the Individual Healthcare plans of the children they teach and know what to do if there is a concern.

  • Teachers are aware of the impact the acoustics in the classroom have on the learning of pupils with hearing loss and have adapted the classroom so that the physical layout and sensory environment is not a barrier to learning.

  • Teachers give children alternative strategies to record if required.

  • Teachers give the children in their class(es) enough time to respond.

  • Teachers can modify their responses to individual children on the basis of need.

  • Teachers work as part of a team with any teaching assistants they have in my classroom.

  • Teachers have access to CPD opportunities and other support to meet sensory, physical and medical needs.

  • Teachers are able to discuss sensory concerns with the SENCo and/or the senior leadership team when required.


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