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Suzanne

Learning BSL to teach mainstream and support SEND children

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I am a primary school teacher and have had a lot of SEND pupils in my classes. 5 years ago I worked in an SEND reception class where 10 out of 11 pupils were non-verbal. We used sign language to help, but I have forgotten most of it since then! I've wanted to learn BSL properly for a while but couldn't find any local classes for beginners. I decided to use lockdown as the time to stop making excuses and learn online! I've always believed BSL should be part of the curriculum and by learning it myself I hope it can be for at least my classes!

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Hello Suzanne. I just wanted to say I relate to what you have said. I am also a primary school teacher and think BSL should be part of the curriculum. Good luck with your learning.

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