Educational facilities

A recent study of young people, both Deaf and hearing, across the UK, found over 90% want to learn British Sign Language.  BSL is an amazing skill to have and has the following benefits for young people:

  • Increased awareness and use of eye contact during communication.
  • Improved fine motor skills and spacial awareness.
  • assists with cognitive learning.

invis-Ability offer a wide range of choice for all schools from one-off workshops to after-school and lunchtime clubs. All are delivered by our friendly, experienced facilitators who bespoke the sessions into the Key stage groups. All of our team are DBS checked and are able to tutor any of our courses and workshops to your school’s needs, ensuring that invis-Ability can enhance and complement your curriculum giving your students an experience that will stay with them.

  • Lunchtime/After-school Sign Language Club
  • Lunchtime/ After school Sign Choir

Simply Sign KS1 & KS2

Simply Sign, our primary age sign language sessions are perfectly placed to help children learn the lifetime skill of signing together in a fun and informal way that provides enhanced interactions for all concerned. Suitable for school settings or can be organised as a private group after school.

Simply Sign courses run over a full term and are available both at lunchtime (25 mins) and after school clubs (25mins or 45mins). Each week building on the previous week’s work to enable your students to communicate basic needs in BSL and Signed Supported English (SSE). They will gain knowledge and confidence of D/deaf awareness and etiquette.

BSL is the 4th most commonly used native language in the UK and is now recognised as a Modern Foreign Language (MFL). SSE is using BSL signs but in the word order of spoken English – it is used often in schools to support English Language learning.

Simply Sign is suitable for KS1 and KS2

  • Colours
  • Emotions
  • Pets
  • Family
  • Food
  • Community
  • Holidays
  • Hobbies

Voices Herts and Hands – Sign Language Choir

Sign Language brings music to life adding another dimension to understanding the song and its lyrics.  Using a mixture of British Sign Language and Signed Supported English, we take a song and over a few weeks learn to sign along – voices are optional!  Songs are taught in sections in a fun and relaxed environment.

Sign choir can be booked in half-termly or termly blocks which stand alone – this enables more of your students to try the choir.  It can be delivered at lunchtimes (25mins) or as an after-school club (25mins or 45mins). It is suitable for Upper KS1 and all of KS2.

An example of a half-term programme:

  • Week 1 – Sign Etiquette, ‘Let it go’ pt 1
  • Week 2 – recap Pt 1. Pt 2.
  • Week 3 – recap Pt 1 and 2.  Pt 3
  • Week 4 – recap Pt 1, 2, 3.  ‘You’re Beautiful’ Pt 1
  • Week 5 – polish ‘Let it go’. ‘You’re Beautiful Pt 2
  • Week 6 – Performance polish.

SSE is using BSL signs but in the word order of spoken English – it is used often in schools to support English Language learning.

Super You, Super Me KS1-4

Did you know we all have superpowers?  Things that we can do well. It’s sometimes easy to forget our superpowers when we are faced with things, we find difficult.

Super You, Super Me – helps us all to find the superpowers we all possess – kindness, acceptance and understanding – as well as our own unique gifts.  Super You, Super Me is not just about disability equality and awareness it is about understanding we all have similarities and differences and how important it is to celebrate these.

Our Super You Super Me workshop is 2 hours long and can be split into 2 x 1-hour sessions. The workshop comprises of the following topics:

What’s your Superpower? – encouraging young people to look at their skills

Different but Similar – Through simple games and fun discussions we look at similarities and differences and that it’s not just OK to be different – it makes the world go round

Different Ability or Disability? – looking at each person as an individual and not one size fits all mentality,

Deaf Awareness – Finger spelling their names, how to ask for help?  How do Deaf people use phones or call for help? For youth groups, their promise is signed.

Visual Impairment Awareness – Find out about Braille and try our Braille machine to write their own names.  Play games with our giant Braille frames. Look at Braille in action.

Deaf/Blind Awareness – How do Deaf/Blind people communicate?

Guide and Assistance Dogs – Different harnesses mean different things. Find out all the different amazing ways animals can help people. What to do when you see an assistance dog?

Physical Impairments – Different ways to move and play.

Our Brain the computer – A gentle introduction to Learning Difficulties and the Autistic Spectrum disorder.

Resetting our computers – Understanding the importance of mindfulness and who can help us to reset our computers (mental health awareness).