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Webinar – Access arrangements for deaf pupils taking examinations

21st September 2021
1:00pm - 4:00pm

BATOD and the Scottish Sensory Centre (SSC) are jointly organising a webinar on the topic of access arrangements for deaf pupils taking examinations.

This course will be of interest to Teachers of the Deaf responsible for, or interested in, access arrangements; for those new to the topic as well as class teachers, SENDCos, exam officers, communication support workers, support officers, college staff and others.

This webinar will include an overview of some key access arrangements including practitioner input and their implications for practice across the four nations of the UK, the role of BATOD in the modification of the language of examinations, and along with these presentations there will be Q&A sessions, breakout groups and a panel at the end.


Ruth Lawton, Peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf Sensory Inclusion Service (SIS)

David Couch, QToD & Educational Audiologist, previously Head of Service for Children with Sensory needs, East Sussex and Head of Hamilton Lodge School for the Deaf

Nicky Weightman, Qualified Teacher of the Deaf, recently retired.

Andy Owen, BSL/English interpreter/Senior CSW in FE (Breakout Lead)

Tommy Donnelly, Senior Depute Headteacher, St Roch’s Secondary School, Glasgow (Breakout Lead)

Date: Tuesday, 21st September 2021


Booking link – http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/courses/deaf/dsep21a.html

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Cost: £30
Platform: Zoom

Accessibility: BSL interpreters will be in attendance; captioning will also be provided

Closing date: 17th September

NB check:

SQA website:  https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/74922.html

BATOD website  https://www.batod.org.uk/ofqual-guidance-about-deaf-and-vi-candidates-in-the-2021-examinations-series/