University of Edinburgh

Supporting Deaf Pupils in Secondary Schools

Presented on Wednesday 28 September, 2011


Different local authorities take many different views on supporting in secondary schools. Some feel it is not really a priority and allow teachers little or no time for support saying that other learning needs don't have access to high levels of support. It is time for professionals working with this age group to have a collective overview of the types of support provided in different areas across Scotland. Topics include:

  • In-service for staff.
  • Social issues.
  • Styles of support.
  • Who supports deaf pupils? When do we support deaf pupils?
  • What are the criteria for supporting deaf pupils?
  • How do we support deaf pupils? What are the strategies of support?
  • Are there any subjects more difficult than others?
  • Subject vocabulary. Exam arrangements.
  • Transition to college/university/work.
  • Liaison time. Timetabling support.

Target Audience: Teachers of the deaf and mainstream teachers supporting deaf children in secondary schools.

Presenters: Janis Sugden, Co-ordinator, SSC
Julie Fordyce, Hearing Support Service, Aberdeen
Elaine Harris, Dalziel High School, Motherwell
H Ashley McKenzie, PT Sensory, Multi-Sensory Service, Dundee
Kirsty Steele, Calderside Academy, Blantyre
Rachel O'Neill, SSC/University of Edinburgh