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BATOD CPD Study Day and AGM

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Shaping Sensory Support for the Future

Saturday 10 March 2012

09.15 – 16.30

Saint Cecilia’s, Wandsworth Church of England School,
Sutherland Grove, Wandsworth, London SW18 5JR

There is ample parking in front of the school building and also to the rear.

The nearest tube station is Southfields on the District line


09.15-10.00Registration, Exhibition, Coffee
10.00-10.10Welcome and Introduction, Gary Anderson BATOD President 2010-2012
10.10-11.10Keynote speaker Connie Mayer, York University Toronto, Canada
11.10-11.20Launch of the Phonic Guidance (NDCS, BATOD, Ewing and The Ear Foundation)
11.20-12.20Workshop 1

12.20-13.30Buffet Lunch
13.30-14.30BATOD AGM Inauguration of Karen Taylor as President
Gold Sponsor Spot
14.30-15.00Keynote speaker Anne Duffy, Ofsted SI
15.00-16.00Workshop 2
16.00-16.30Panel, Plenary and Conference Close - Karen Taylor

BATOD Conference Committee reserves the right to change the speakers and workshop titles if necessary whilst retaining the subject of the Conference.

Ensure that your Teacher of the Deaf skills in speech, language and communication are put to good use. Share your understanding and knowledge with other ToDs, education support staff, SENCos, Interpreters, Social Workers, Cochlear Implant teams and mainstream colleagues. Invite them to join this exciting conference considering how we can shape sensory support in the future.


  • Sensory Integration
  • counselling skills for those working with families
  • working with deaf teenagers: what are the issues?
  • emotional resilience and well-being
  • language modification
  • developing materials and equipment (show and tell - bring your materials)
  • working with NDCAMHS /Autism (National Deaf Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  • maintaining specialist skills in a challenging environment
  • language, literacy, accelerated reading, phonics etc
  • making TAs more effective
Workshop details can be found in the Conference 2012 folder on the BATOD website.

Forms may be downloaded from the website and if saved to your hard-drive and then opened the typewriter facility will be enabled. You may then complete the form electronically and email it to The form has also been distributed with the November 2011 Magazine.

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