More deaf specialist teachers needed in Yorkshire

There are calls for more specialist teachers to be trained up and recruited to support deaf children in our area.

The National Deaf Children’s Society's research has found, on average, in Yorkshire and the Humber those with the condition fall an entire GCSE grade behind their peers.

The charity now wants to see the government introduce dedicated bursaries to provide new specialist teachers in the region - enabling every deaf child to succeed at school.

Martin Thacker, Deputy Director at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: “Deaf children arrive at school with amazing potential only to begin a lifetime of being left behind. While some of them are achieving excellent results and going on to their dream jobs, these results show that many more are being completely failed by the system they rely on.

“Every child deserves the chance to shine at school, and deaf children are no exception.”

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