Seminars

Sign Bilingual Consortium Seminar Days

In conjunction with the Sign Bilingual Consortium, we regularly host a series of seminar days for Teachers of the Deaf and professionals within the field of Sign Bilingual Education.

The aim of the seminars is to share best practice in the teaching and learning of sign bilingual Deaf children.

If you would like to be involved in the Sign Bilingual Consortium, please visit their new website: http://www.signbilingual.org.

Forthcoming Seminar Days & Courses
On Saturday 7th November from 10.00am-1.00pm, we will be hosting a special event on ‘Enhancing literacy in deaf children’ on behalf of City University London. Professor Margaret Harris, Professor Penny Roy, Dr Mairead MacSweeney and others will be presenting their latest research findings and discussing how we can translate research into practice. A panel of academics, teachers, parents and deaf people will take questions from the audience on this important topic. More details on this event will follow in September.

On Monday 11th April 2016, we will be holding our third SBC Joint Moderation Day on “Reading” in collaboration with Blanche Nevile School. The aim of the day will be to moderate samples of deaf children’s reading against the new Primary National Curriculum Performance Descriptors with guidance from a Primary Literacy consultant. Literacy coordinators from other deaf schools and services are welcome to attend. Copies of the moderated samples will be available to interested teachers for a small administration fee by emailing admin@fbarnes.camden.sch.uk

Previous Seminar Days & Courses

SBC Joint Moderation Day – Mathematics
On Monday 4th January 2015, we held our second SBC Joint Moderation Day on “Mathematics” in collaboration with Blanche Nevile School. The aim of the day was to support teachers to become familiar with the key changes to the new National Curriculum for Mathematics and to understand the proposed statutory assessment from 2016. Teachers moderated samples of deaf children’s Maths work against the new Primary National Curriculum Performance Descriptors with guidance from Nigel Bufton, a Primary Numeracy consultant and Una McCall, EYFS Consultant. Numeracy coordinators from other deaf schools in the SBC attended. Copies of the moderated samples of Maths work and the new Primary Maths Curriculum & Assessment materials are now available to interested teachers for a small administration fee by emailing admin@fbarnes.camden.sch.uk

ESRC
On 8th November 2014, Frank Barnes School hosted an ERSC-funded event on “Language assessment and intervention for deaf and hard of hearing children” in collaboration with Wolfgang Mann from Roehampton University. Information on this event can be found here  Copies of the presentations from this event can be found here

SBC Joint Moderation Day – Literacy& the new National Curriculum September 2014
On Monday 4th January 2015, we held our first SBC Joint Moderation Day on “Writing” in collaboration with Blanche Nevile School.
The aim of the day was to support teachers to be clear about the expected levels of progress in writing from W (P7) to NC Level 4 and to moderate samples of deaf children’s writing against standardised materials from EYFS to L1-4. Tracy Goldblatt, a Primary Literacy consultant and Una McCall, EYFS Consultant advised teachers on the changes in the new Primary National Curriculum relating to Literacy. Copies of the moderated samples of Literacy work are now available to interested teachers for a small administration fee by emailing admin@fbarnes.camden.sch.uk

SBC Assessment Seminar Day
Frank Barnes School hosted a Seminar Day on “Assessment” on behalf of the Sign Bilingual Consortium in June 2013. This is following a request by Schools for the Deaf/Services/Resource bases in the Southern region to have the opportunity to come together and share our good practice on Assessment e.g. how every school is evidencing progress (in accordance with Progression guidance and/or NC expectations).

The Assessment Seminar Day Programme provided attendees with a useful insight into a variety of assessment tools that will be of relevance to all our deaf schools and services, especially in light of the requirements of the new Ofsted Section 5 Inspection framework. The event was well attended and feedback positive scoring between good and very good for the majority of presentations on the day with many attendees asking for future events “A very useful and enjoyable day. Thank you”

Download the presentations from the day:

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