Did you know that teachers have to undergo an extra two years of training in order to become a Teacher of the Deaf? This is so they can pick up the specialist expert knowledge needed in order to make sure that deaf children can achieve their potential.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership are currently seeking views on what should be part of this “mandatory qualification”. At NDCS, we’re extremely unhappy about the fact that the College have left just one month to consult on this.
Whilst we’ll be complaining about this, we still want to make sure that parents of deaf children get to have their say on what Teachers of the Deaf need to do and know. So, this week, in this blog, we’re encouraging families to let us know what they think so that we can include them in our response.
The first question we’d like to get views on is:
What do you like about the support that Teachers of the Deaf currently provide to your deaf child or to deaf children in general?
Is there anything that they do or know that you particularly value? What have they done that’s made a big difference to your child?
Please let us know what you think – leave us a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be doing another blog later this week with a second question, so please watch out for those.
If you’d like more information about the consultation, you can:
And if you’d like to respond to the College directly, you can: