Articles from National Deaf Children's Society

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.

Sponsored Video

Advertisers

Upcoming FE Events

Advertiser Skyscrapers

Newsroom Activity

Trust is very powerful, as the article suggests. The question is, how to develop trust in a work...

AELP Webinar Team added a new event 9 hours

Flexi-jobs, ATAS and Apprenticeships

Overview Following recent consultations by the Department for Education, a new flexi-jobs apprenticeship scheme will be piloted from July 2021....

  • Thursday, 03 June 2021 10:00 AM
  • Online