Category Archives: English

Literacy in a School for the Deaf

Lessons are taught in a mixture of English, SSE (Sign Supported English) and BSL (British Sign Language) depending on the subject being taught and the needs of the class. Literacy lessons are very visual. Just like in a mainstream school, … Continue reading

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Phonics in a School for the Deaf

As a teacher who has been learning sign language (BSL) for the last few years, I have often wondered how you would teach a deaf child to read. Recently I was lucky enough to find out, when I spent a … Continue reading

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Singing in a School for the Deaf

Recently I was lucky enough to spend a few days in a school for deaf children, and this is what I learned… On my first day I was amazed to discover that first thing on a Monday morning was whole … Continue reading

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A letter to Michael Gove

Jordan has really posted this letter to Michael Gove and is eagerly awaiting a reply. In the meantime he’d love you to leave a comment below and tell him whether you agree with his views. Dear Mr Gove I am … Continue reading

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Teachers – it’s time to face the music

This is a guest post from Natalie. Consider me the Simon Cowell of education – brutally honest but scarily accurate. After spending as long as I can remember in some sort of school, I would like to think that I … Continue reading

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Tips on how to teach your dyslexic child to read.

Originally posted on Dyslexia Parents Guide:
Dyslexics have difficulty recalling words. As soon as your child has learned enough common sight words if they continue reading very easy books every day they will usually be able to recall the words…

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Why Don’t Children Read More? (part 3)

I tutor a couple of children who hate reading. I don’t mean they’d rather play football or computer games than read,  I mean they’d rather gargle saltwater than pick up a book. It’s always a challenge to find something that … Continue reading

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