Look, it’s Tara in the Mirror!

Member Tara Forkin made it into the national press as the Daily Mirror reported on the row about the fall in GCSE results for deaf children following cuts to education budgets across the country.
Fortunately in Peterborough there are no cuts reported at the moment and Tara tells the paper how well she has been supported. Long may it continue. Coming in for particular praise is the Teacher of the Deaf and the support received in class. Tara said:

“I definitely would not have achieved my grades without the support put in place for me,” said Tara, of Peterborough.

“My Teacher of the Deaf was very in tune with my needs and the areas I needed to brush up on in revision sessions, I’m really lucky to have such a fantastic teacher of the deaf.”
Tara says she loves having extra support with her lessons as it stops her from having the extra burden of worrying she has missed something or having to clarify points discussed after every lesson.

“She is able to get this support because she has a statement of special educational needs, which stipulates that she must have support from a Teacher of the Deaf to advise on use of equipment and a Teaching Assistant.

She added: “Deaf children face many challenges in school, every day. Classrooms are noisy and there are no allowances made for this. I would ask the Government not to make cuts to deaf children’s services. Deaf children cannot progress without support in school, it’s that simple.”

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