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Reigate Park Primary Academy announce success as Year 6 pupils pass their British Sign Language (BSL) level 101 with flying colours!

22nd Jul 2021

Reigate Park Primary Academy has recently introduced British Sign Language (BSL) into their curriculum. This has been a huge success, with some of their Year 6 pupils undertaking their Signature BSL level 101 exam and passing with flying colours! Reigate Park Primary Academy’s vision is to create a primary BSL curriculum that can be taught …

Signature: Office move

05th Jul 2021

Signature, the UK’s leading awarding organisation in deaf communication qualifications, announces that we will be moving to a new office. From 5th July 2021 Signature will be moving to Shannon House, an office located on Mandale Business Park, Durham. Our new office at Shannon House will see us downsize to a space that more suitably …

deafPLUS

28th Jun 2021

Originally called Breakthrough, deafPLUS provides a range of services for deaf people in the UK. These services range from the deafPLUS advice line, independent assistance and equipment services and others aimed at promoting independence and wellbeing.

National Thank a Teacher Day

23rd Jun 2021

Today (June 23rd 2021) is National Thank a Teacher Day, and we want to come together to thank our teachers and centres as part of a national campaign to praise the work that they do.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on UK Deaf Sport

01st Jun 2021

Built around many deaf sports organisations, UK Deaf Sport is a national governing body and charity. The organisation is dedicated to supporting deaf people with their access through sport. Their primary aim is the encouragement of deaf people to participate, enjoy, and excel at sport. 

Heather Jackson award winner announced

24th May 2021

Congratulations to Lidia Best who has been awarded The Heather Jackson Award for her significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunity of deafened people. Lidia who is currently the chair of NADP (National Association of Deafened People) became hard of hearing at the age of 12 before completely losing her hearing in …

Recognising Signature teachers

10th May 2021

The last 14 months have been difficult and for a lot of us, we have faced disruptions that we couldn’t have anticipated. At Signature, we worked hard to adjust how we work and developed an online platform that allows learners across all levels to learn and take assessments online. Moving forward, as things begin to return to normal, the option to teach online will remain available to our centres.

Introducing the Signature Guest Blog

05th May 2021

2020 brought new challenges for all of us, but it also gave us a lot of time to think about what is most important. In 2021 we want to improve our digital platforms and create new opportunities for us to connect with our audience.  

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

03rd May 2021

The past 12 months have been exceptionally challenging for all of us, with restrictions easing and life slowly returning back to normal Signature is proud to support UK Council on Deafness by celebrating Deaf Awareness Week.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on deafscotland

27th Apr 2021

We continue our focus on our founding members, this time looking at deafscotland. Known for being the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland, deafscotland (Formerly Scottish Council on Deafness) is made up of members from across the country. Much of their work involves organising events, conferences and National Council meetings. deafscotland state that their vision …

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