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NDCS responds to Government’s SEND review

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Press release

“The National Deaf Children’s Society has responded to the publication of the Government’s long-awaited SEND review.

Mike Hobday, Executive Director of Policy and Campaigns at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: “The Government commits to increasing levels of specialist workforces but this must include Teachers of the Deaf. Every day, families tell us their deaf children need more help from their Teachers of the Deaf, more radio aids, and deaf awareness training for mainstream teachers.

“This year, the number of specialist Teachers of the Deaf fell to a 10-year low. Given deaf children already fall behind at school, we need to see investment in their services to turn the tide and end the postcode lottery facing deaf children.””