Hewett Academy invests in new listening units to make sure every child feels welcome

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Published on 07/06/21

Friends of Hewett charity raised £40,000 to support school to become more accessible to hearing impaired children

Norwich secondary school Hewett Academy has invested in new equipment in order to make sure all children feel welcome and able to learn to the best of their ability. Supported by the Friends of Hewett charity, the school has installed speakers and microphone units in every single classroom. These have been particularly helpful to support hearing impaired students as Hewett’s Covid 19 safeguards mean that teachers have been wearing masks in lessons.

In addition to the units, the Friends of Hewett charity also funded children to do a course in British Sign Language. This is key to the school’s drive to be as inclusive as possible, to support deaf and hard of hearing children, and to foster a great and inclusive community at the school.

Antony Little, Executive Principal of Hewett Academy, said: 

“We are very lucky to be so well supported by the Friends of Hewett charity who do such great work in raising funds for really good causes for the school. We want to make sure every student who comes through our doors is supported to learn to the best of their ability, and these new microphone units will have already proven so valuable in supporting deaf and hard of hearing students.”


Rebecca Atkinson, Chair of Friends of Hewett, said: 

“The Friends of Hewett charity is focused on encouraging our wider school community to come together and do our part to help the students. This is just part of our work to make sure the school is as inclusive as possible, and we will do everything possible to support Antony and his fantastic team in providing a great education for all our students.”