Lowerhouses CE (VC) JI & EY School

Working and Achieving Together to Enrich Lives and Nurture Bright Futures

Mrs R. Shaw

Lowerhouses Lane, Lowerhouses, Huddersfield, HD5 8JY




Outreach support to other schools, Pre-school settings and families is well established and children with a hearing impairment who attend their local mainstream school benefit from expert advice from Lowerhouses CE (VC) JI & EY Specialist Provision Team. The support is dependent on the level of need and can include:

  • Support and advice for staff in schools and Pre-school settings on strategies to ensure the pupil can learn
  • Support families of newborn and pre-school children within their home
  • Support for year 6 puplis on transition to High School
  • Provide deaf awareness training to staff and peers, as well as more specific training on meeting the pupil’s needs
  • Provide Makaton training to staff and parents to support children's language development
  • Support the effective use and maintenance of hearing technologies
  • Undertake specialist assessments to identify the pupil’s needs in order to inform teaching and learning strategies and targets
  • Recommend improvements to the hearing environment and access to learning activities for all pupils
  • Advice on the outcomes that may reasonably be expected for deaf pupils when support is sustained and developed effectively over time
  • Provide advice and support for all areas of the pupil’s development
  • Support and advise parents
  • Help coordinate liaison with other agencies involved with the pupil
  • Advice on adjustments needed for any examinations or tests.
  • Educational audiologist attends paediatric Health Authority Clinics for under 5’s or those with complex needs