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Auslan National Curriculum roll out

The first national curriculum for Auslan (Australian Sign Language), will soon be rolled out in schools across Australia, in a move being described as...

Sainsbury’s Deaf Awareness initiative

Sainsbury’s this month introduced an initiative to help its staff members communicate with deaf customers. As part of its non-visible disabilities awareness week last week,...
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Site of Royal School Margate on the market

A Margate, Kent site that was formerly home to the oldest deaf school in the UK has been placed on the market in one...
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Derby Deaf school out of special measures 

Staff and pupils at a Derby school are celebrating after a Government inspector removed it from special measures after finding ‘significant improvements’. Royal School for...
Exeter Deaf Academy

Leaked Report lists failings at Exeter Deaf Academy

A leaked copy of a briefing giving a summary of the safeguarding investigation at Exeter Deaf Academy has revealed vast serious failings, including incidents...
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Deaf children still under-achieving in GCSEs

Government figures show that deaf children are 36% less likely to get 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grades A* to C. The...
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Conrad at 100

Professor Graham H. Turner salutes Dr Reuben Conrad, whose groundbreaking research in the late 70s proved that depriving deaf children of the opportunity to...

First Graduates from Scotland BSL degree course

The Herald: Scotland is setting the agenda for sign language provision internationally thanks to new graduates from the country's first degree course on the...
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An important moment in Deaf history… How the National Deaf Studies Curriculum changed Deaf...

Catherine Drew (top right, with Sandra David), Leader of Bilingual Practice at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children and Chair of the National Deaf...
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My life and times in deaf education

As she prepares to retire as Head teacher at Frank Barnes School, Karen Simpson shares her thoughts with BDN. She tells us how things...