Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'education'

Milan 1880: ICED 2010 Regrets Milan 1880

Currently the International Congress on Education of the Deaf (ICED) is taking place in Vancouver. The conference website can be found here. A statement was put forward to the congress, on Milan 1880. This is the draft text via Senan...

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse: Irish Deaf Schools

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, in Ireland was established in 2000, which includes abuse in deaf schools. The Commission's Report [PDF], [HTML], along with an Executive Summary [PDF], [HTML], has been released. The Executive Summary mentions deaf schools....

Parliament: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, Clause 210

This debate concerns an amendment to Clause 210 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill 2008-09, around the requirement to for school inspectors to have "training and expertise in special educational needs [SEN]". The debate below happened at the...

Parliament: Deaf Parents Access to their Children's Education

Annette Brooke (Mid Dorset & North Poole, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what support is available from his Department to deaf parents and their families; (2) what support is available...

Parliament: Deaf Access to Connexions

Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden, Labour) Nikita is 17 years old and profoundly deaf. She moved to my constituency in September with her Gurkha family. Despite having been allocated a Connexions adviser and a social worker, and having had assessments...

Monkhouse Deaf Support Centre Closes

GOD was quoted in The News Guardian last week, around the closure of Monkhouse Deaf Support Centre, Tyneside. The decline is down to: More and more parents of deaf children are choosing normal schools causing a drop in the number...

Parliament: Deaf Literacy

Michael Gove (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Surrey Heath, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what arrangements are in place to ensure that the...

Parliament: Deaf Education, No Official Statistics

Deaf children's education or rather the standards, has been a subject that has been buried under the carpet by consecutive governments. Its a subject that plays like a broken record, and the same mistakes made decade after decade, with...

Parliament: Deaf Children & Listening in Examinations

David Laws (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Yeovil, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues on assessing the ability of...

The Guardian: The Sign Language Teacher; the Personal Experience of John Smith

The Guardian has published a hitting piece on the reality of deaf education, through the personal experience of John Smith, who is known for his Deaf comedy: I went to a primary school for the deaf, where we weren't allowed...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Teacher-Training Provision

Pat Ramsey (Social Democratic and Labour Party) 4. asked the Minister of Education to detail the provision for training teachers of deaf pupils. (AQO 3017/08) Caitriona Ruane (Sinn Féin) Tríd is tríd, déanann an oilúint múinteorí thosaigh múinteoirí atá cáilithe...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Further Education Provision for Young People with Disabilities

A debate in the Northern Ireland Assembly centred around the following motion: That this Assembly expresses concern at the lack of further education courses specifically targeted at young people with learning and physical disabilities; recognises the lack of provision for...

Parliament: Funding for the Royal School for the Deaf & Communication Disorders

Lord Morris of Manchester (Labour) asked Her Majesty's Government: What powers the Department for Children, Schools and Families has, or could seek, to assist the Royal School for the Deaf and Communication Disorders in trying to deal with budget deficit...

Parliament: Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill

This concerns a debate on the Special Educational Needs (Information) Bill. Relevant bits highlighting deaf issues is included below. You can read the full debate by following the links at the bottom of this post. Sharon Hodgson (Gateshead East &...

Parliament: Requirement of BSL for Teachers of the Deaf

Sarah Teather (Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform; Brent East, Liberal Democrat) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what standard of British Sign...

Parliament: Educational Breakdown of Special Educational Needs

Michael Gove (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Surrey Heath, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils with statements of special educational need are...

Parliament: Number of Deaf Schools and Places

Michael Gove (Shadow Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, Children, Schools and Families; Surrey Heath, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) maintained and (b) independent schools for deaf and...

North Tyneside Council are delighted at closure of deaf support centre

North Tyneside Council seem to be happy at the closure of a deaf support centre: Councillors have expressed their delight at closing a deaf support centre – as it means all the youngsters on the books have been integrated into...

Parliament: Signing Assistance in Schools & Educational Achievement of Deaf Children

On the 18 December (I've not had time to blog!) a question was tabled in parliament over deaf education: Mark Harper (Forest of Dean, Conservative) To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what guidance is...

Parliament: Lipreading & Sign Language are not skills for life

It seems that politicians are experts at not getting it. The latest from the House of Commons is that lipreading classes and learning sign language is not a skill for life. This obviously comes down to funding, not being classed...

Photo Friday: Mildmay Infant & Junior School, 1978

Can you pick anyone out in this? For that matter, do you have any school photos that could be scanned?...

Parliament: BSL in schools

Yesterday's debate in parliament made reference to the use of BSL in schools. Madeleine Moon (Bridgend, Labour) May we have a debate on the increased teaching and use of British Sign Language? Last week I visited Archdeacon John Lewis primary...

Photo Friday: MHGS 1991

Mary Hare Grammar School, 1991. Use the comments box to name people in the picture. Who can recognise everyone? Do you have any old photos that you could scan so we could upload here? We will credit the source....

Deaf headteachers in the UK = two

Whilst chatting to a friend, it just occurred to me that it is frequently reported that Mabel Davis is the only deaf headteacher in the UK. Not true. What about Mary Nest-Richardson? Its taken a very long while for the...

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