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Excitement over ‘fabulous’ plans to design new classrooms for deaf children at Radford school

Excitement is building up over plans to extend a school to facilitate learning for deaf children.

A planning application has been put forward to provide additional space for pupils enrolled at the Mellers Primary and Nursery School in Norton Street, Radford.

The will include a two storey rear extension to provide two classrooms, group rooms and a new internal stair core.

The proposal was received by the local planning committee on October 7, and is now pending consideration.

Parents have voiced their excitement over the project, praising the efforts of the school to make it accessible “all children”.

Cleaner Launa Burks, also a mum of two children who attend Mellers School, said: “It is very good, and I think it is important that children are mixing and learn about disabilities.

“I think it is brilliant, especially for the children who have learning difficulties, but for the other children as well.

“They learn the sign language at school – all children can benefit from that.

The 31-year-old added: “One of my daughters has Tourette’s syndrome, and the school has always been great.

“Every time I had concerns about something they got to the bottom of it.

“I think it is one of the best schools in the city – I would not send my children to any other school.”

Another parent said that Mellers “has always been one of the best” and said that the staff and pupils “are like a family”.

Lash technician Rebecca Varcianna, 32, added: “I went to the same school and now my son goes to Mellers.

“Even if I have moved out of Radford – I think it is the best school in the city.

“My son sits next to a deaf child and he loves it.

“He also knows sign language, he knows how to say his name and other words.

“I used to sit to a deaf girl back when I was at this school too.

“The staff and children are like a family – everyone is so friendly.”

Rebecca’s mum, Pamela Varcianna, added: “I sent my child to this school and now my grandchild is going to the same school – we just love it.

“The staff are so friendly, and the teachers are great.

“It is brilliant that it is so inclusive to all children.”



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The 59-year-old, also a supermarket manager in Radford, added: “And the teaching is very good here.

“I would say that it is definitely one of the best.”

Amanda Dawson, Headteacher at the Mellers Primary and Nursery School, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have welcomed the Nottingham Focus Provision for Deaf Pupils to Mellers in September 2021.

“The staff and children have settled into our school remarkably well; it’s as if they have always been here with us! We’re all learning British Sign Language, which is fabulous!

“The pupils are currently in temporary accommodation on the school site whilst the plans are drawn up for a wonderful, purpose build unit for the deaf pupils.

“This includes 2 classrooms and 2 group rooms with state of the art technology to support their learning. The new building will be attached to our recently built Key Stage 2 building, matching it exactly, so it will look as though it was part of the original build.

“It should be completed by late spring.”

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