School of Sign Language is currently working within the Lancashire area. We provide quality on-site BSL tuition to children and adults. Our friendly team are Deaf and all highly experienced and enthusiastic about teaching British sign language. Each team member holds CRB Enhanced Disclosure clearance. We have a track record of success working with both children and adults. Over the past few months we have delivered free taster sessions to over 4000 school children to promote the language and Deaf awareness. We have delivered BSL sessions as an after school activity, enrichment time during school hours. Community groups in the evening. We are flexible and reliable and thrive of being able to offer this unique opportunity to our community.
I am sure you are looking to Promote your extended schools services within your community, and dedicated to making a difference in promoting multi agency partnerships work for your centre. We support the extended schools agenda whole heartedly and feel we could create a unique partnership with yourselves delivering BSL to children and parents/guardian/carers in your centre.
Why should you offer sign language in your centre?
- Families are more likely to attend family learning sessions as there is no element of embarrassment, due to lack of confidence when the word learning is mentioned. It’s a perfect opportunity to encourage families to take part in your services and learn what else is on offer at your centre. Its fun and extremely enjoyable.
- Studies have shown how the use of British Sign Language promotes all areas of child development, Physical, Intellectual, Language, Emotional and Social aspects. The sign language classes enable hearing children to become involved in a fun social interaction empowering the children with the confidence to communicate using signs and gesture. The classes are of benefit to children and Adults of all ages and abilities and can also assist children with speech and learning difficulties.
Together we can promote the fact that there are employment opportunities in this area of work. In the UK there are 70.000 Deaf people who use BSL as their first language. In the UK there are only 275 Qualified interpreters, the dire shortage has an effect on the Deaf community, They are unable to access services that the hearing community take for granted.