Hello everyone, so glad to be here. I am a teaching assistant in a SEND department in a big secondary school. We have had a BSL teacher coming in to teach our mainstream Yr9 classes BSL. I have loved it, and so I decided to learn it properly for myself. We have a deaf student coming to us in a year, so I hope I have given myself enough time to learn BSL so I can help her when she comes to us. I am not very confident with my signing, and I feel very self conscious and shy, and scared of making silly mistakes, so I am interested to know how other beginners feel. Fascinating reading the forum!