Acoustic design of schools for SEN children presentation on 2 July 2020

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Alex Shaida
Tue, 01/09/2020 - 11:17


by Dan Saunders, Clarke Saunders Acoustics

The Southern Branch of the IOA recently organised a presentation of Acoustic design of schools for SEN children, presented by Ian Rees and Joe Bear from Adrian James Acoustics.

“This talk explored the acoustic requirements for schools teaching pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). We discussed the expanded definition of SEN set out in Building Bulletin 93 2015 and the duties placed on schools by the 2010 Equality Act, 2012 School Premises Regulations and BB93 2015 to provide for SEN pupils. 

We considered practical acoustic requirements for teaching children with cochlear implants and presented examples of how to meet BB93 RT requirements for SEN classrooms where exposed soffits are required for thermal purposes. We also discussed the SEND tribunal process and what happens when it all goes wrong.”