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

Exemptions and enhancements

Letter to Jim Knight expressing regret about regulationsJim Knight, the Schools minister, has failed to lay regulations relating to exemptions and enhancements in time
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
Minister approves continued use of exemptionsJim Knight, the Schools minister, declares that, where necessary ,exemptions and enhancements should be used
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
Reinstatement of oral communicators and a pilot UPDATE April 2007The JCQ has now informed centres about the reintroduction of oral communicators as a reasonable adjustment for deaf students and provided details of the pilot scheme
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
QCA letter about certificate indications says no decision has been madeThe QCA has written a letter to the TES saying that no decision has yet been made about the removal of certificate indications despite previous assertions to the contrary
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
Letter to QCA about reasonable adjustments and the DDASeveral organisations write to QCA about the implications of the DDA on reasonable adjustments for examinations
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
Reinstatement through pilot of oral communicatorsQCA announces a pilot scheme for the reintroduction of oral communicators as a reasonable adjustment for deaf students
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
Early Day Motion, July 2006, on access to examinations for deaf studentsDanny Alexander, MP, has put down an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons about the changes being made to access arrangements to examinations for deaf students by the QCA
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
QCA agrees with JCQ that oral communicators should not be permitted in examinationsAfter much discussion the QCA has decided that oral communicators should not be permitted in examinations
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
Latest news on certificate indications and oral communicators November 2006Certificate indications remain for the time being but oral communicators are still under review.
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug
Meeting about certificate indication removals - June 2006Several organisations meet to discuss the implications of the removal of certificate indications
Exemptions and enhancements28 Aug