The HIRB enables hearing impaired students to benefit as fully as possible from the school curriculum. It is staffed by teachers of the deaf and specialist support assistants who work directly for the Local Authority.
The hearing impaired students participate in mainstream lessons and extra-curricular activities with their hearing peers. In-class support is provided by HIRB staff at an appropriate level for each pupil. Students may require sign language support or use of a radio aid in order to fully participate in lessons.
In addition to in-class support, HIRB staff teach individual or small group lessons. Further information is available from HIRB staff or the Tameside Hearing Impaired Support Service.