Islington News reports today that NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society) have criticised Islington Council for their woeful provision of teaching support for deaf children.
According to NDCS, Islington only provide one specialist Teacher of the Deaf for 95 deaf children in the borough. That’s almost double the average workload and all going on right under the nose of NDCS who are based in .. you guessed it.. Islington! The Council were not going to get away with it for long..
The local MP is getting involved too. Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington south and Finsbury, who has added her weight to the campaign, said:
“I am writing to the local authority asking them to have a look at the problem and how we can get together to make sure deaf children get the help they need. Some children are being left out in the cold and we need to know why.”
Lets hope this one gets sorted before they end up in court too..