Journey of the Deaf Child – Creating the Environment to Succeed

Journey of the Deaf Child – Creating the Environment to Succeed

St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf are pleased to announce it will be hosting a free one-day educational conference for professionals on June 15th 2018 at the school, in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.

The event will explore what can be put in place to help a young deaf person succeed both within education and outside of school.

The programme will feature Melanie Gregory, Chairman of the Ear Foundation who will present on Education and Opportunities for Young Deaf People while Creating the best environment for learning – audiology, speech and language and teaching working as one  will be led by Catherine Baldwin Assistant Head , Harriet McPhee, highly specialist speech therapist, Joy Wade, Educational Audiologist, all from St John’s School.

Destinations available to deaf young people at 16, technical education and apprenticeships and how support is funded for different options will be the topic of Martin McLean the Education and Training Policy Adviser (Post-14), at the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Other topics will include “The case for residential education for deaf children” and “Creating life-long resiliency in deaf and hard of hearing children”.

The day will begin at 9.30am and be completed at around 3.30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Places are limited. To reserve a place contact Dawn Shaefer on