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QToDs and ToDs

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BATOD President Steph Halder writes: In the November 2018 edition of the BATOD Magazine, we highlighted the decision to refer to Teachers of the Deaf (ToDs) and Qualified Teachers of the Deaf (QToDs) throughout our literature. Feedback from the membership and profession has been hugely positive about this change.

BATOD’s position is that all ToDs who hold the Mandatory Qualification should be described as QToDs and those who are in the process of carrying out their mandatory training or are due to start, should be referred to as ToDs. ‘Trainee ToDs’ or ‘ToDs in training’ should not be used as this does not reflect the fact that they already hold a qualification to teach.