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- 15 February 2018
Former England ruby union winger and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ben Cohen wants deaf young people across the UK to enter Raising the Bar to showcase their talents at the performing arts workshops run by the National Deaf Children’s Society.
- 1 February 2018
New data published by the Department for Education shows that at GCSE level, the attainment gap between deaf children and children with no special educational needs (SEN) has widened. Deaf children are now falling 24% behind their classmates, and are achieving more than a whole grade less at GCSE.
- Councils have slashed numbers of specialist Teachers of the Deaf by 14% in the last 7 years, despite reporting a 31% increase in the number of deaf children.- 57% of existing specialist staff are due to retire in the next 10 to 15 years.- 15% of councils have 1 specialist teacher for every 100 students.- Government has no plan in place to recruit new specialist support, with a leading children’s charity commenting: “The evidence couldn’t be clearer. A whole generation of deaf children will have their futures decimated if the Government doesn’t act before it’s too late.”
- 8 January 2018
Landmark report is a damning indictment on the state of special educational needs services in England
- 26 October 2017
A landmark report from Ofsted paints a damning picture of the state of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
- 17 July 2017
Research  published today by the National Deaf Children’s Society illustrates that radio aids technology can have a significant impact on hearing and communication for deaf children.
- 27 June 2017
The National Deaf Children’s Society has launched a bold new Overcoming Barriers strategy 2017-2022, to break down the social and educational barriers that hold deaf children back.
Ofcom reassures millions of people who rely on hearing technology about the upcoming sale of 4G frequencies
- 25 May 2017
Ofcom has published a report on how the upcoming sale of radio frequencies for 4G mobile networks could impact on the millions of people in the UK who rely on hearing equipment.