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Supporting the achievement of deaf children and young people

Our Supporting Achievement series provides education professionals with advice on deaf-friendly teaching and support.

Supporting the achievement of hearing impaired children in early years settings

This resource is for anyone working with deaf children in early years settings, including nursery, playgroup, parent and toddler group, crèche, pre-school, or at home, if you are a childminder.

Download Supporting the achievement of hearing impaired children in early years settings.

Deaf friendly teaching: For primary schools

This resource is for teachers, those with responsibility for coordinating special needs provision and any other education professional working with deaf children in primary schools. It sets out simple tips for deaf friendly teaching and inclusion in the classroom. 

Download 'Deaf-friendly teaching: For primary school staff'

Deaf-friendly teaching: For secondary schools

This resource is for teachers, those with responsibility for coordinating special needs provision and any other education professional working with deaf children in primary schools. It sets out simple tips for deaf friendly teaching and inclusion in the classroom. 

Download 'Deaf-friendly teaching: For secondary school staff'

A summary version of this resource is also available along with a series of video clips for teachers, including subject specific advice for teachers of English, Maths, Science and Modern Foreign Languages.

Deaf-friendly teaching: Special schools

This resource is for staff working in special schools attended by deaf children with complex needs.

Download 'Deaf-friendly teaching: For staff in special schools' and watch our video below of top tips for staff working in special schools:

Supporting the achievement of deaf children who use English as an additional language

The resource provides advice on support to deaf children of all ages who speak English as an additional language (EAL), including children who have yet to start school and their families. The resource is aimed at Teachers of the Deaf and other professionals who work with deaf children who use EAL, including special or additional needs coordinators and EAL coordinators. 

Download 'Supporting the achievement of deaf children who use English as an additional language (EAL)'.

A short top-tips video on supporting children who use EAL is also available. 

We would like to thank the Bell Foundation for their funding, expertise and support in the development of these resources. 

Next steps: Supporting successful transitions into post-16 education and employment for deaf young people in England

Our resource will help professionals supporting all deaf young people in England through transition when they leave school or college. It includes checklist templates, case studies, guidance, references to further information and includes deaf young people’s experiences of transition and their views about how professionals can support them. 

Download 'Next steps: Support successful transitions'

Deaf-friendly teaching: For further education staff

The aim of this resource is to help staff in further education:

  • make effective provision for deaf students so that they make good progress and develop the independent learning and life skills they will need in adulthood
  • take the reasonable steps required under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure that deaf students are not treated less favourably than other students.

It does this by:

  • explaining the implications of deafness on language and learning
  • providing advice on how to help a deaf student make a successful transition to college
  • describing the measures college staff can take to enable a deaf student to succeed.

Download 'Deaf-friendly teaching: For further education staff'

Supporting the achievement of deaf young people on apprenticeships

Our resource for apprenticeship training providers gives advice on how to ensure deaf young people can successfully complete their apprenticeship.

Download 'Supporting the achievement of deaf young people on apprenticeships'

Supporting the achievement of deaf young people in higher education

This resource for staff working in higher education provides advice on how to support deaf young people in higher education.

Download 'Supporting the achievement of deaf young people in higher education'