University of Edinburgh

Preparing Deaf Students for Exams and Leaving School

Presented on Thursday, 7 October 2010

Course evaluation summary

Number of Participants: 9
Number of Respondents: 7

Overall Assessment:

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Enhancement to your expertise


Content and supplementary material


How will you use what you have learned today?
Share with the staff team and also adapt our initial assessment material for FE young people. Also assess further info from links.
To formulate plans for transition process.
I think the observation checklist was really useful as was the NATED assessment which I intend to take back to show my PT, HI and hopefully take on and use. Info from Nancy Newton about the transition from paediatric to adult Audiology was excellent. I'm part of group developing protocol pathway in my area. I'll take back her suggestions especially re timescales.
Take information back to the school and cascade to colleagues in the department.
Discussions with students. Increased knowledge and understanding.
Pass information on to colleagues then we can produce a programme for transition from school to FE/HE for our students.
Prepare more information for next step provider. Investigate diagnostic assessments.

How would you rate the following: Excellent = 1; Poor = 5

Clarity of presentation


Pacing of course/event


What was best about the course/event?
Hearing from different perspectives. BRITE info and links brilliant! Handouts and networking with others also great. Subject material highly relevant to my area of work.
The knowledge that there are good models in place for transition. Tips on good practices and importance of student's experience.
Really enjoyed the holistic approach to the topic to have such a variety of speakers and angles was excellent. Very relevant to have such a range of perspectives.
Information on the transition from school to college/university. Student's talk on the problems he is having was a real eye-opener.
Best practice example. Chat from first year student. SQA arrangements.
Transition was talked about from all points of view - student, college, school and Audiology.
Range of presentations. Establish contacts with other professionals.

What, if anything, could have been improved about the course?
A little group participation. It's always difficult when sitting for long periods. It would have been good to have included young people living the experience more.
Bit longer to consider information and formulate questions which I know will occur to me later.
Lunch could have been shortened - earlier finish as such small number on course but I know difficult if people arriving to speak in afternoon.

Any other comments regarding the course?
An initial individual introduction. It really helps to have an idea of different backgrounds and experience.
Very interesting and worthwhile. Sorry no-one from my own authority (East Dunbartonshire) attended.
All presenters were excellent. Really good links between the presentations - people referring to each other and excellent lunch as always!
Worthwhile day.
I found it very interesting and lots of the information will be very valuable.

Location and Venue
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Have you made use of the website? If yes:






Less Often

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How did you hear about this course?
SSC Course Brochure (4)
Co-ordinator/Line Manager (2)
Other: West Scotland Deaf Children's Society (1)

What other CPD training would you like the SSC to provide?
Discussion with colleagues from other authorities about procedures for assessments - to share good practice. Perhaps subject specific group?

Outcomes Assessment

Chartered Teacher Standard components: Very useful = 1; Not useful = 5

your professional values and personal commitment


your professional knowledge and understanding


your professional and personal attributes