Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'ndcs'

Parliament: Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill, Clause 237

This post is about amendment 78 of clause 237 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill 2008-09. It concerns the acoustic quality in schools. In other words, school buildings are failing to comply and as a result an amendment...

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...

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...

Poor little Deaf children

==== This is why deaf organisations have a lot to answer for... ==== The scene: My kitchen, this evening. Doorbell rings. C (my partner): There's someone at the door. [goes to front door, opens it] Through the glass door, I...

Mixed bag

As the title suggests, this blog post is a bit of a mixed bag, mostly because I haven’t blogged here for a while and things tend to pile up. So, here we go… Firstly, what is this about captioned radio...

Cochlear set to grow 20% in 5 years

Cochlear's marketing tactics, and aggressive business strategy has hit the news again. Cochlear's CEO, Chris Roberts says: ... the company has 70 per cent global market share and the current Cochlear implants only cover 10 per cent of the available...

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