Welcome to the HIRB. Who are we?
Coed Glas has a well-established Hearing-Impaired Resource Base that provides specialist teaching and provision for Hearing-Impaired pupils with varying degrees of hearing loss.
Pupils use a range of communication methods including Sign Supported English, Total Communication and Speech. The aim is to integrate each pupil as fully as possible into school life, both within their mainstream classes and the wider school curriculum as appropriate.
What have we been up to?
On the 10th January 2017 we attended the Deaf rugby at Cardiff Arms Park! We had so much fun playing rugby and we even got to meet a Cardiff Blues player! Some of us are shaping up to be future rugby players ourselves!!
The HIRB hold regular coffee mornings allowing parents and carers a chance to meet socially and to share experiences. During these mornings staff are available to discuss progress, targets set and any possible concerns.
There are currently 3 Teachers of the Deaf based in the unit, 6 full time Teaching Assistants.
Referrals are initially made through Cardiff Pupil Support Services who then liaise with us to arrange a visit to the unit.