The use of Sign-supported English (SSE) and Signed English is embedded across St Mary's. All staff are trained to at least Stage 1 SSE, including all staff who are not directly child-facing. We also provide support and tuition for parents who wish to learn to sign with their children, offer classes and course for community groups, as well as providing a full timetable of sign-language learning for our pupils.
With the support of the Garfield Weston Foundation we recently produced a full online course for people interested in learning Sign-supported English. Please click the links below to go to the videos of each stage.