Our class is made up of children of different ages and year groups across the school so it is unique! We have spaces for 12 children with speech and language needs and at present we have 10 children from Year R, Year 1, Year 2, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Our children also belong to their year group class so they can enjoy activities and friendships with their peers as well as benefit from the one-to-one and small group learning we provide in Bell Class.
Meet the Bell team!
Mrs S. Erkul - Teacher
Mrs N. Watson - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs T. Simpson - Teaching Assistant
Ms L. Adams - Speech Therapist
Mrs Z. Swayne - Speech Therapist
Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922)
Our class is named after the well-known scientist and inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who was born in Scotland. His mother was deaf and his father developed an early method to teach deaf people to speak called "Visible Speech". Bell became interested in how to transmit speech sounds using wires and spent years developing his ideas into what eventually became the telephone, which he produced in America in the 1870's. His telephone company was formed in 1877 and by 1886 over 150,00 Americans owned a telephone. Bell also worked as a teacher of the deaf and set up his own School for the Deaf in Boston, USA. Bell received many medals and awards for his work and founded a research centre for deafness in Washington which still exists today. The units we use to measure sound, the bel and the decibel, are named after him.