University of Edinburgh

Secondary Focus Day in Deaf Education

Presented on Monday 22nd October, 2012


This was the first of two focus days running this session. This first day centred on the reality of secondary experience of deaf pupils. Nationally the picture is rapidly changing on the level and type of support that is available to secondary age deaf pupils at this crucial time in their school career. Topics explored were:

  • How to ensure a positive transition from primary to secondary for the isolated deaf learner.
  • What should inclusive practice look like and the elements that need to be in place to give a meaningful and relevant experience for the secondary deaf pupil.
  • Styles of support.
  • Subject specific support.
  • Update on BSL Glossary.

Target Audience: Heads of Services, teachers of deaf children, mainstream teachers, support staff, parents, etc.

Presenters: Margaret Miller, CPD Organiser in Deaf Education, SSC
Kathleen Mclean, Principal Teacher, Montrose Road Centre, Forfar
Ellen Barklie, Visiting Teacher of the Hearing Impaired, Midlothian
Ashley McKenzie, Principal Teacher, Multi Sensory Service, Dundee
Kirsty Steele, Principal Teacher of Deaf Education (Acting), Calderside Academy, Blantyre
Rachel O'Neill, Lecturer in Deaf Education, Scottish Sensory Centre