Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
- Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
50 Topsham Road
- Head: Mrs Trudy Chappell
- T 01392 267023
- F 01392 431146
- E [email protected]
- W www.exeterdeafacademy.ac.uk
- A special independent school for pupils aged from 4 to 24 who are deaf or would benefit owing to some other disability. Pupils may also have autism, motor difficulties, visual impairment, and emotional and behavioural difficulties.
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Devon
- Pupils: 42
- Religion: Does not apply
- Fees: Usually paid by LA
- Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 17th January 2019
- Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 9th November 2016
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
- Linked schools: Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education
What the school says...
Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education are specialists in educating deaf students. Ofsted described us as having high quality teaching, with 92% of teaching good or better and none unsatisfactory, where all pupils achieved very well. Ofsted noted that the pupils do not just like the school, they love it. We provide very high levels of care and safety without minimising a childs maturing independence so that pupils leave us very well prepared for life after school. The Academy has an excellent inclusive practice, where inclusion in activities in the school, and the world beyond, is very important and very effective. We cater for children and young adults aged from 4-24, through either day places or weekly boarding, with flexible lengths of time at the Academy (from a minimum of half a term). ...Read more
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Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education are specialists in educating deaf children. Ofsted described us as having ‘high quality teaching’, with 92% of teaching good or better and none unsatisfactory, where all pupils achieved very well. The education is matched to individual needs and as such we are a ‘very effective school that is very good value for money’. Ofsted agreed with us that we are more a ‘learning community’ than a school, where the relationships and ethos are ‘excellent’. So much so, Ofsted noted that the pupils do not just like the school, ‘they love it’. As a result, the attendance, attitude and behaviour of the pupils is ‘very good’. We provide ‘very high levels of care and safety’ without minimising a child’s maturing independence so that pupils leave us ‘very well prepared for life after school’. The school has an excellent inclusive practice, where ‘inclusion in activities in the school, and the world beyond, is very important and very effective’. The curriculum follows the National Curriculum as appropriate and is ‘very good’. We cater for children and young adults aged from 5-21, through either day places or weekly boarding, with flexible lengths of time at the school (from a minimum of half a term).
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment||Y|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|
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