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Other education resources

These resources have been developed by the Government or other organisations for education professionals that may be helpful for your work with deaf children.

Please note that inclusion of these other education resources should not be taken to imply endorsement. Email us at [email protected] if you think there are other helpful resources we can include.

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Acoustics - guidance and resources

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

NatSIP website

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.

Communication is the Key report

Special educational needs (England) - government legislation and guidance

Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for Northern Ireland (2005)

This Code of Practice addresses the identification, assessment and provision made for all children who may have special educational needs at some time in their school careers, or even earlier. This is being consulted on, and a new code will be published in due course.

Code of Practice (Northern Ireland)

Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for Wales (2013)

The code of practice sets out the statutory duties for assessing those with special educational needs. The Welsh Government has been reviewing the system for planning support for young people with additional learning needs. The new guidance is not yet published, but you can find out about the changes on the Welsh Government website.

Code of Practice (Wales)

Welsh Government Guidance on Additional Learning Needs

Details of Welsh Government guidance on additional learning needs and special educational needs are available on the Learning Wales website.

Learning Wales website


Early years

Best practices in family centered intervention for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (2015)

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

Secondary

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. We supported the production of this guidance, along with BATOD, RNIB and the Communication Trust.

Guidance for teachers on arrangements for GCSE English Language


Post-14

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. We supported the production of this guidance, along with BATOD, RNIB and the Communication Trust.

Guidance for teachers on arrangements for GCSE English Language


Education managers

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) guidance (England)

NHS England, working with other organisations such as the Local Government Association and Public Health England, have produced guidance on carrying out JSNAs to understand the prevalence and impact of hearing loss. It aims to support local authorities and NHS commissioners to meet their statutory duties to assess the needs of local populations, advance equality and commission high-quality services. It includes a number of sections on the needs of deaf children.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments Guidance

Ofsted: Local area inspection handbook (England) (2016)

This resource explains how Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission will inspect local area provision for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Inspection handbook