NEWS FOR JUNE 2013
Signature Annual Awards Nominations Closed
Added 27 Jun 2013
Nominations for the 2013 Signature Annual Awards have now closed. We would like to thank the many hundreds of people who took the time to nominate their champions of the deaf community. The difficult task of choosing the shortlists now begins for the panel.
Signature Teams Up with the Employability Project
Added 25 Jun 2013
Signature is looking forward to showcasing our fantastic Get Deaf Aware product at an event hosted by the Employability Project this coming Friday, 28 June.
The Employability Project works across the North East region to develop employability opportunities for disabled people.
Training Programme for 2013/2014 Announced
Added 24 Jun 2013
We are pleased to announce the new teacher training programme for the coming academic year. Whether you are a new teacher, or have been involved in delivering our qualifications for some time, our wide variety of teacher training events provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and ensure your skills are as up-to-date as possible.
The Moment We've Been Waiting For - Regional Winners Announced
Added 19 Jun 2013
The time has finally arrived, today we find out who the lucky Regional Winners are in the 2013 Signature Annual Awards.
This year we received hundreds of amazing nominations in the categories of Teacher of the Year and Learner of the Year and the judging panel certainly had a tough job on their hands.
I-Sign 2 Project
Added 10 Jun 2013
As part of a Department for Education (DfE) funded grant being delivered through the National Deaf Children's Society, Signature is developing a new Education Communication Support Worker (ECSW) qualification at Level 3. The qualification will be specifically aimed at those working with students who are under 16 years of age.
Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach
Added 07 Jun 2013
Signature agrees with the Scottish government's May 2012 report, "Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach", that pupils should be given the opportunity to learn "modern European Languages, languages of the strong economies of the future, Gaelic and community languages of pupils in schools." British Sign Language (BSL) is a community language for up to 7,000 people in Scotland.
Signature Champions the Hearing Screening for Life Campaign
Added 06 Jun 2013
Signature were delighted to attend the launch of the Hearing Screening for Life Campaign in Parliament this week. The event took place in the Strangers Dining Room at the heart of Westminster and was attended by a number of leading organisations from the charitable sector.