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Royal School for the Deaf Derby,
180 Ashbourne Road,
DE22 3BH

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Designated Safeguarding Lead


Safeguarding children and young people is our highest priority. Our policy is embedded in our everyday practice and overseen by a Designated Safeguarding Lead. A member of the Governing Body is tasked with ensuring the school complies with, and wherever possible exceeds, the regulatory framework Keeping Children Safe in Education. As a team we work together and in close partnership with a wide range of professionals and agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of every child and young person. Safeguarding is everyone’s business.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I contact the school using BSL?
Yes. Just WhatsApp us on 07500 878565 or text us to arrange a video call via Teams or a different digital platform
I want my child to come to RSD Derby. What do I do??
Please come and have a look around. You can contact us on or using BSL via WhatsApp on 07500 878569. You can also email or take a look at our admissions process pages.
What is the School's approach to communication?
We are a bilingual school. English (written and spoken) and British Sign Language hold equal importance. We are a speaking and signing community.