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Primary Hearing Impairment Hub

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What is a hub?

There are many hubs in different schools across Peterborough. In our school we have the Peterborough Primary Hub for pupils with Hearing Impairment. Our hub has two roles:

  1. To support other schools
  2. To support a small number of pupils who may find that they need communication support, due to a hearing impairment, to access the learning opportunities in a mainstream school.


To find out more about the different hubs see the education page of the Peterborough Local Offer [].


What do we do at Middleton?

For pupils:

We work with specialist services, to provide pupils with appropriate and individualised support, so that all pupils feel they belong and are fully involved in school life. Hub staff support the pupils to access all areas of learning and many extracurricular activities.

For other schools and professionals:

We offer training for teachers, teaching assistants and others on:

  • supporting literacy, numeracy and cross-curriculum access,
  • accessing mainstream peer learning groups, 

Professionals can observe deaf friendly Success For All (SFA) delivery.

We also run drop-in sessions for professionals to observe inclusive practice for pupils with hearing impairment and also offer support to differentiate and resource planning.

We deliver this training in partnership with professionals from sensory support services to extend knowledge of working with pupils with sensory impairments.

For events and training information, please see the SEND Resources page of the Peterborough Local Offer (

Or contact Mrs Wells ( 01733 262696

To find out more about the Hub, open the Middleton Hearing Impairment Leaflet

To find out what pupils, parents and professionals have said about our hub, see the document below.


Admission policy for the hub

Placements are via the SEND Panel. Pupils wishing to be considered for a place in the Hub must have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifying hearing impairment as the primary need and an significant language delay due to their hearing impairment. Further information can be found in the guidance published on the Peterborough Local Offer (Education page - For any queries about admission to the hub please contact the Local Authority Statutory and Monitoring Service 01733 863733 /


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Useful links for support

We have produced a series of training module videos that are intended to support education staff who are working with students who are deaf/have a hearing impairment. The weblinks and videos referred to in the training modules can be found in the document at the bottom of this page.


Useful videos for support

The links below are to a set of Youtube videos that may be useful for parents and teachers of a hearing impaired child.


Understanding Deafness and Hearing Impairment -

Hearing technology – benefits and limitations -

Supporting Communication for Deaf and Hearing-Impaired Learners –

Deafness and emotional wellbeing -

Adapting Teaching and Learning -

How teaching assistants can help deaf learners-

Online e-books to read with signing options -

Signed stories presented by different teachers -

A series of online tuition videos teaching families British Sign Language - from the National Deaf Children's Society (NCDS). -