Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website, where you should find lots of information about our school.  We have been rated as ‘outstanding’ again by Ofsted and have a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence for deaf education.  Children from across Greater London and from many different backgrounds attend our school from the age of 2 – 11.

In a society that sometimes doesn’t recognise the potential of deaf children, that ambition can seem challenging and distant. Thar’s where Frank Barnes School comes in, believing that every child does have unique potential. We will help your children achieve the academic and personal skills to grasp every opportunity the world holds for them. That’s why we believe our children will ‘Learn, Grow and Flourish’.

Our bilingual philosophy – recognising both English and British Sign Language – and our investment in each child’s individual learning has led to our international reputation as a centre of excellence for the education of deaf children.

We have now settled into our wonderful new school. All of the classes are bright and spacious and fitted out with brand new furniture and the latest technology, including Soundfield systems.  They all have amazing views over the Regent Canal, Kings Cross and London! The children really enjoy their new learning environment.

Whether you are a parent or professional we hope that once you have read  more about our school you will consider us to play an important role in your child’s future.

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Raising a Deaf Child Course

2018-01-25

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Job Title: BSL teacher Salary: £25.00 p/hr Hours: part-time, negotiable, term time only Contract: Sessional (to start as soon as possible) The First Choice for Deaf Children in London Frank Barnes is an innovative and exciting sign bilingual school for profoundly Deaf Children with a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in Deaf Education. We have recently been awarded Outstanding Status by Ofsted for the fourth consecutive inspection and have a commitment to high quality education as well as your professional development. We are a friendly, supportive school, based in Camden, a short walk from St Pancras International Station with good rail links across London and beyond. In 2015, the school moved to a state of the art building at King’s Cross and is co-located with a mainstream primary school. You can find out more information about the school on our website: www.fbarnes.camden.sch.uk We are committed to ensuring: • Every child develops a positive sense of their deaf identity and becomes a successful learner • BSL and English are taught to a high standard enabling our children to become fluent in both languages • Staff, parents and carers are fully involved in the life of the school The role: We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed person with the following skills and experience: • excellent BSL skills (minimum BSL Level 3) • to be a native BSL user • understanding of the learning needs of mainstream children and young people • experience of working in educational settings • excellent networks within the Deaf community • experience of teaching/assessing/delivering BSL courses to children and/or adults • excellent organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines • communicating with children and adults from different backgrounds • carrying out assessments of pupils’ BSL learning and progression • planning and delivery of BSL lessons For further information and application forms either contact our Business Manager or visit our website – www.fbarnes.camden.sch.uk Please download the application form, job description and person specification and email your application and supporting statement to: bm@fbarnes.camden.sch.uk or Tel: 0207 391 7040/ Text: 07970 626 197. Closing date for applications: Midday, Thursday 14th March 2019 Short listing: Friday 15th March 2019 Interviews: Wednesday 20th March 2019, from 1pm. Please ensure you are available to attend the interview date as this cannot be altered.

“My child is in the best place she could possibly be. I can't imagine anywhere else that could meet her needs as a whole child. ” Parent

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