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Added 02 Aug 2018
On 31st July, Signature met with Ofqual and the Department for Education (DfE) to discuss recent events around the development of a GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL). We are pleased to announce that we will be preparing a proposal for the development of a GCSE in BSL. This is not a commitment from DfE and Ofqual to agree a future qualification but is hugely positive news. Signature would like to thank them both for the opportunity to meet with them and for helping us take a step in the right direction.
Added 24 Apr 2018
In The Gambia, there are four Gambian Sign Language Interpreters, for about 39,000 Deaf people. In 2013, as there was no government funding to pay interpreters, and no interpreter development programs, I started a project to employ and develop the skills of these interpreters.
Added 11 Apr 2018
This year, largely due to the great work of Wayne Barrow and The Silent Child team, there has been a lot of much-needed conversation surrounding BSL in schools, and the status of our proposed GCSE in BSL. We wanted to give our supporters an update on the status of the qualification and stress how hard we are continuing to fight.
Added 06 Mar 2018
Yesterday, 05 March 2018, Minister for School Standards Nick Gibb rejected the petition to have BSL as part of the national curriculum. He also rejected the creation of a GCSE qualification in British Sign Language.