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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.
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.
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
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.