Support for deaf Ukrainian pupil

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Tanya Ingram

May 10, 2023, 11:33:51 AM5/10/23

Hi everyone


We have a deaf Ukrainian pupil, aged 16.

This young person has only attended schools for dead children in Ukraine. They can only communicate via Ukrainian Sign language (although they are trying to self-teach BSL ).


We are trying to find some creative ways to support them .  We have a Sensory Support Service who may be able to offer help.  I wonder if there is any access to a signer who is Ukrainian and knows BSL as well.  Support via TEAMS could be funded if we can find the right person.


Thanks for any advice you can offer 😊



Kind regards


Tanya Ingram, Manager of EAL/EDC Advisory Service – English as an Additional Language / Ethnically Diverse Communities

Tel: 01603 303339 | General enquiries: 01603 303329


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Kate Gibson

May 11, 2023, 4:41:52 AM5/11/23
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Hi Tanya,

You may already have the attached document but I thought I'd better send it along just in case you haven't.  It's guidance on supporting the achievement of deaf children who use EAL and was produced by the National Deaf Children's Society together with The Bell Foundation.

Kind regards,


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