Other professional resources - Education

Resources developed by the Government or other organisations for education professionals who work with deaf children.

Access arrangements for GCSE English language (2015)

Examination awarding bodies have produced guidance for teachers of children with communication issues and/or hearing needs on arrangements for GCSE English and the spoken language endorsement. The guidance has been produced with support from NDCS, BATOD, RNIB and the Communication Trust. 

Guidance for teachers on arrangements for GCSE English Language.pdf 76kb

Guidance published by examining awarding bodies on access arrangements for GCSE English language


Acoustics - guidance and resources


Best practices in family centered intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (2013)

A panel of international experts have developed best practice principles guiding the implementation of family centered early interventions.
Best practices in family centred early intervention (314 kb) [pdf]


Early Support Monitoring Protocol for Deaf Babies and Children

The Early Support Monitoring protocol for deaf babies and children was devised in 2006 to help families of deaf children (and the professionals that support them) document the progress that children make in the first three years or so after deafness has been identified.


Equality and Human Rights Commission: Unlocking opportunties

Unlocking opportunities is an e-learning resource that aims to provide education professionals with information about the Equality Act 2010 and how to make reasonable adjustments for disabled children in education.  


HMIE and NDCS - Count Us In: Achieving Success for Deaf Pupils (Scotland) (2007)

Practical examples from primary, secondary and special schools.


Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education

The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal integrating and coordinating basic and applied research relating to individuals who are deaf, including cultural, developmental, linguistic, and educational topics.


National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP)

NatSIP is a partnership of organisations working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment. Their website provides access to a wide range of resources developed by NatSIP, including:

  • Better Assessments, Better Plans, Better Outcomes: A multi-disciplinary framework for the assessment of children and young people with sensory impairment
  • Eligibility framework for scoring support levels
  • Effective working with teaching assistants
  • Think Right, Feel Good - a programme to develop emotional resilience with young people with sensory impairment
  • Guidance on education funding and the Equality Act
  • Quality improvement pack for education services


Ofsted: Communication is the key (England) (2012)

This small survey highlights the key factors underpinning effective joint working across agencies with deaf children and the positive impact that this has had on their lives. The report draws on evidence from good practice case studies and from the views of children and young people, their parents and professionals in three local authorities.


Planning and Developing Special Educational Provision (England) (2007)

Department for Education guide for local authorities.


Special educational needs (England) - government legislation and guidance


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