About | 08.03.2021 | By paul_simpson

Ratio of QToDs to pupils in resource bases

A member asks: In the NDCS Quality Standards for Resource Provisions it is stated that the ‘number of specialist teachers at the resource provision is at least consistent with the minimum number recommended by the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (i.e. one Qualified Teacher of the Deaf to six deaf pupils)’.

Can you let me know in which BATOD document this is from and any other guidelines for resource provisions.

Response:

There is nothing set in stone about the ratio unfortunately – this is possibly deliberate. However BATOD has had a ‘note’ explaining the 1:6 rationale which has been adopted as BATOD policy. It can be read here.