BATOD
The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

Old documents archived for reference

Scottish Executive Hearing Aid Training DaysAs part of the Audiology Services Modernisation of NHS Scotland, The Scottish Executive has funded a one-day study day for Teachers of the Deaf. These days have taken place at various venues around the country. This is a short report of one of these events.
Archive15 Jan
The Additional Support for Learning ActThe Additional Support for Learning Act introduces a new framework built around the concept of additional support needs. The new concept will apply to any child or young person who, for whatever reason, requires additional support, long term or short term, in order to overcome barriers to learning.
Archive15 Jan
Retirement presentations to Margaret HighetAfter many years working on behalf of Scottish Teachers of the Deaf Margaret Highet said farewell as she achived her key aim - to ensure that deaf children will be taught by Qualified Teachers of the Deaf.
Archive15 Jan
BATOD Scotland Conference and AGM 2010 postponed to 26 Feb 2011. New Initiatives in Deaf EducationBATOD Scotland Conference and AGM 2010 had to be postponed and was rescheduled from Nov 2010 to February 2011. The Programme for the Conference on 26 February 2011 and a registration form are available to download. The form has further details about the presenter about the main speaker Dr Diana Burman.
Archive15 Jan
BATOD Scotland NewslettersRegular newsletter to update BATOD Scotland members about meetings, initiatives and items of general interest
Archive15 Jan
Review of cochlear implantation in ScotlandFiona Mackenzie, as Chairperson of BATOD Scotland joined a committte to review the position of cochlear implantation in Scotland.
Archive15 Jan
Mandatory ToD qualification challengedDr Gibson challenged the need for specific discrete qualifications for VI and HI teachers saying that all teachers could have the necessary competencies through local authority organised courses. BATOD Scotland outliner some of the reasons why there should be a mandatory qualification for Teachers of the Deaf.
Archive15 Jan
Audiology Services Advisory Group: Paediatric Sub-GroupFiona Mackenzie reports from the meeting of this group
Archive15 Jan
Scottish Executive guidance of ToD qualificationsCopy of the letter and guidance sent by Mike Gibson, Head of Support for Learning Division who was directed by the Scottish Ministers to draw attention to the attached guidance as to what shall constitute appropriate qualifications for teachers of children and young persons who have a hearing impairment, or visual impairment, or both hearing and visual impairment.
Archive15 Jan