Year: 2011


03rd Mar 2011

Early this year, we started a piece of work to look at how we can develop and deliver a GCSE in BSL, which could be made available in schools.

Foreign Language Assistants blow for Scottish Schools

23rd Feb 2011

Story from BBC News Scotland

More than half of all foreign language assistants in Scottish state schools are being axed following council budget cuts, BBC Scotland has learned.

A survey of Scottish councils found at least 55 of the current 106 posts across the country are to go this year.

Come Along and Meet us at Sign Post to Learning

18th Feb 2011

An equal chance for D/deaf learners; an event organised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).

An Equal Chance for Deaf Learners

18th Feb 2011

Signature will be attending a learner-led event highlighting what deaf learners want and need from the learning and skills sector in order for them to achieve alongside their hearing peers.

Pupils Try Singing and Signing World Record

11th Feb 2011

Singing and sign language was the name of the game for cheerful youngsters as they attempted to set a new world record.

Hundreds of children from across the North East were helping a nationwide attempt to record the most people singing and signing a song at the same time.

Fight to Save School

07th Feb 2011

A family from Torfaen are fighting to keep a specialist school for deaf children open, because it’s the only one their son can go to.

Six-year-old Owain Sanders from Cwmbran has to travel to Bristol because there are no British Sign Language schools in Wales

2011 Census – Making it Accessible

05th Jan 2011

The next census embraces a range of accessible formats

The 2011 Census is approaching. With a 200 year record of tracking the patterns of our ever changing society, the census is something of a national treasure.

Learning and Skills Improvements Service Conference

05th Jan 2011

Sign post to learning. An equal chance for D/deaf learners.

LSIS has been working with learners from Doncaster College for the Deaf, Westgate College for Deaf People, Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, City Lit and Stockport Colleges, also stakeholders including Skills Funding Agency and the Young People’s Learning Agency to organise a genuinely learner-led event highlighting what D/deaf learners want and need from the learning and skills sector in order for them to achieve alongside their hearing peers.