All councils provide peripatetic services and most have units. Some councils also have small schools for the deaf, support services for Further Education, resourced FE colleges, etc. Glasgow has a school for Deaf/Blind children. Donaldson’s School in Linlithgow caters for pupils with hearing or severe speech and language difficulties aged between 2˝ and 19 years from across Scotland and the north of England. Donaldson’s offers both day and residential placements.
For further information write to individual Education Authorities. A full list of services, schools and units is issued by the Scottish Sensory Centre on their database.
The Scottish Council on Deafness also produces a national directory.
All teachers in Scotland must be registered with the General Teaching Council. Application can be made by those who either have a 4 year degree in primary education or a 3 / 4 year degree with a 1 year teacher training certificate, after they have taught satisfactorily for at least 2 years, one of which must be in mainstream education. Consideration for registration is given to those qualified outside Scotland.
All teachers in Scotland are on a common scale regardless of qualification. Position on scale depends on length of service. Position on scale for promoted posts depends on number of children.
There is a wide range of British Sign Language classes throughout Scotland some leading to Stage 1,2,3 communicators` certificates. The cost of these classes varies according to how they are organised. Anyone who has a recognised Stage 3 certificate can apply to the Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters .(SASLI) to become an associate and train to be a registered interpreter. All interpreting in Scotland should be authorised and arranged through SASLI.
Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC)
Moray House School of Education
University of Edinburgh
General Teaching Council of Scotland [GTC(S)]
96 Clermiston Road
Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters (SASLI)
54 Queen Street
EH2 3 NS
Scottish Council on Deafness (Formally Scottish Association for the Deaf)
Suite 62 1st Floor
93 Hope Street
tel: 0141 248 2474
text: 0141 248 2477
fax: 0141 248 2479