The Deaf Education UK Forum is moderated by Paul Simpson and Teresa Quail (Co-National Executive Officers) of BATOD.
What is the Deaf Education UK Forum?
A platform to share good practice and seek solutions to the challenges of the profession. The Deaf Education UK Forum is an e-mail discussion list. Messages posted to the forum, via email, are automatically sent to all members.
The purpose is to enable professionals associated with deaf education to exchange good practice, ask questions and discuss issues of current interest. The conversations are open to QToDs, ToDs, Speech and Language Therapists, SENCOs, audiologists, audiology technicians, support staff – anyone who may have pertinent questions and comments to share within the wide field of deaf education.
The value of the forum is:
- it is free to join
- it provides instant access to colleagues with similar concerns
- it provides an opportunity to exchange professional views and opinions
- it gives access to expertise
- it can reduce professional isolation.
Topics which have been raised in recent posts have include access to examinations, regional BSL training, curriculum issues, and assistive listening device connectivity.
Members of the forum need to be aware of the public nature of exchanges and ensure that they are not compromising their organisations when they reply to messages. .
We operate the usual basic courtesy rules and ask members of the forum to respect the no advertising rule. This applies in particular to job adverts (see below)
Who can join the Deaf Education UK Forum?
Membership of the forum is open to QToDs, ToDs, Speech and Language Therapists, SENCOs, audiologists, audiology technicians, support staff – anyone who may have pertinent questions and comments to share within the wide field of deaf education.
Membership applications are reviewed by one of the moderators before forum access is granted.
How to join the forum:
Complete the online form you can find here.
The Deaf Education UK Forum was known as the QToD Forum until late January 2022.