DRB (Deaf Resource Base)

Our Federation hosts a Deaf Resource Base (DRB) at both Colman Infant School (Key Stage 1) and Colman Junior School (Key Stage 2).

This is part of Norfolk’s ‘local offer’ for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. You can find their website here.

You can also find more information about the support for Deaf children across the county provided by Virtual School Sensory Support. You can find their website here.

We have provision for 6 placements that are open to Deaf children throughout the county.

Our Deaf children are valued members of our school and fully included in all aspects of school life. They learn alongside their mainstream peers, either in class or in a smaller group: Oak Class at Colman Infant School and The Minpins Room at Colman Junior school.

The Deaf children are encouraged to have a positive Deaf identity and have a weekly ‘Deaf time’ where they study and discuss aspects of Deaf culture with a Deaf teacher and other visiting members of the Deaf community. (Please see the Deaf Studies tab)

Pupils throughout the school are encouraged to value the cultural diversity that our Deaf children bring to the school and learn BSL which is a language of our community and seen in class, during assemblies and of course, on the playground!

Interim Executive Headteacher - Catherine Wright
Chair of Governors - Karen Gardner

Colman Infant School
Colman Road, Norwich NR4 7AW

Colman Junior School
South Park Avenue, Norwich NR4 7AU