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More than 300,000 students facing unfair exam grading this summer, disability organisations warn

Hundreds of thousands of young people could be assessed for GCSE, AS and A-level grades without the support they would normally receive. Four organisations fear this could see students hit with a huge unfair disadvantage. They are urging Ofqual and the Department for Education to take the students’ needs into account when deciding on assessment rules for 2021. More than 300,000 students across England are facing unfair grading this summer and it could hit them with decades of disadvantage, disability organisations have warned.

Nottingham Trent University increases support for deaf students during the coronavirus pandemic

Nottingham Trent University (@TrentUni) increases support for deaf students during the coronavirus pandemic 

‘Months of face mask misery’ ahead for deaf people as only a quarter of the public know how to communicate with them

One in four deaf children’s teachers are wearing face masks in class despite Government advice

27% of deaf children are being taught by teachers wearing face masks or coverings in class, survey reveals. Figures rise to 49% in sixth form or college and 34% in secondary school. Governments across the UK do not recommend them in class and the National Deaf Children’s Society says many deaf children won’t understand their teacher. Charity calls for schools and Governments to act fast to stop the gap between deaf and hearing children’s results widening. One in four deaf children across the UK could struggle at school because their teachers are wearing face masks or coverings in class, new research shows.

Just one in three deaf children would be in school if facemasks were worn in classrooms, new survey shows

New research, carried out by the National Deaf Children’s Society (@NDCS_UK) among 800 parents of deaf children, shows that just 36% were likely to send their child to school if teachers were asked to wear face masks. A further one in five (19%) were uncertain about what they would do.

NDCS raises serious concerns over face masks in schools

@NDCS_UK has responded to the idea of face masks being used schools and colleges.

Deaf pupils failed by education system for 5th consecutive year

As deaf pupils anxiously await their #ExamResults in 2020, @NDCS_UK fears the gap could grow wider still, as coronavirus severely affects the support available during a crucial period of their education  The Government now has a “golden opportunity to right generations of injustices” by providing accessible learning and better support immediately.

More than half a million disabled young people will face ‘double disadvantage’ in job hunt

More than half a million disabled young people will be hit by a double disadvantage as they try to move from education to employment unless urgent action is taken, disability groups have warned.

Coronavirus Bill could affect 1.3 million disabled children

Charities respond as #Coronavirus Bill could affect 1.3 million disabled children Charities supporting disabled children call for guarantees on education support for disabled children. Coronavirus Bill suspends vital legal rights for disabled children in England. Campaigners accept that temporary measures are needed, but seek reassurances on how all disabled children will be supported. Charities are calling on MPs to clarify how disabled children will be supported over the coming months as Parliament debates the Coronavirus Bill today.

Yet more cuts to key staff as deaf children fall behind at school

The National Deaf Children’s Society @NDCS_UK says it’s “time to end the game of educational roulette” and called on the Government to urgently start investing in support for every #deaf child.

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