Important
News:

School is closed for the summer holidays. Post 16 enrolment 30 August. Training Day 4 September. School re-opens for pupils on Tuesday 5 September. Have a great holiday! .

Vision Statement

Vision Statement
 

Our vision for children and young people at Royal School for the Deaf Derby:

  • To have confidence in developing their own deaf identity and their sense of belonging. 
  • To feel safe, happy and cared for in an environment where all children are listened to, can express their views and are understood whatever their preferred communication.
  • To be challenged to achieve their best through excellent teaching, a comprehensive curriculum and a wide variety of experiences from Early Years to 16 Plus.
  • To work in an environment that encourages lifelong learning, and equips our children and young people with the tools and skills to achieve.
  • To be tolerant and inclusive, so all children and young people are able to build effective relationships based on empathy, friendship and respect.
  • To have excellent access to communication support.
 
We promote the following values for children and young people at Royal School for the Deaf Derby:
  • To have a ‘can do’ attitude to achieve to their potential with positive deaf and hearing role models
  • To understand, respect and promote British Values and culture within the school and wider community.
  • To feel comfortable, safe and happy within both school and residence. 
  • To enjoy and thrive in a school rich in cultures, languages and experiences.  
  • To make sure all children and young people have the opportunity to become responsible adults and leave ready to enjoy the challenges of life beyond school.