Resource | 21.07.2020 | By Paul Simpson

Meeting the needs of deaf children as schools reopen – new guidance

In light of the planned wider re-opening of schools in the autumn, NDCS with support from and collaboration with BATOD and NatSIP, has produced some guidance around the implications for this for deaf children and young people:

www.ndcs.org.uk/media/6009/meeting-the-needs-of-deaf-children-as-schools-reopen-final.pdf

You can download the guidance here.

The guidance sets out some possible issues and questions for schools to consider, that we hope will be helpful in any risk assessments that are being carried out. The aim is to ensure that any specialist needs of deaf children continue to be met.

NDCS has also produced a blog checklist for parents to support them in any discussions with schools on how their child’s needs will be met as schools re-open.

www.ndcs.org.uk/returntoschool.

A version in Welsh will be available shortly. We also hope to produce a similar version of this document for colleges.

We hope this guidance is helpful. As always, we welcome any feedback or suggestions.