The Service

Garvel Deaf Centre is the base for the service that supports all deaf and hearing impaired pupils in Inverclyde.

The Service is based in Moorfoot Primary school, where primary and pre-school aged deaf pupils who normally make use of sign language or would benefit from the support from our specialist staff are taught within the base, making use of the mainstream school to access parts of their curriculum depending on individual needs. The base has a ratio of one teacher to six children.

Pupils who attend Garvel primary will normally transfer to the Deaf Education Department in Clydeview Academy at the end of P7, along with any other pupil supported by the service who would benefit from the type of support offered there. Primary and secondary pupils who require less intensive support receive this through its peripatetic service.

With this four-fold provision, Garvel is able to provide support for children with any degree of hearing loss from the age of diagnosis to 18 as well as being a resource available to schools and families across Inverclyde and beyond.

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