Author: Jill Jones

BSL on the National Curriculum Debate in Westminster

BSL on the national curriculum debate in Westminster on 5 March 2018! Select Committee Press Notice For news and updates follow the Petitions Committee on Twitter@HoCPetitions Select Committee Media Officer: Mark Jenner, email:, tel: 0207 219 0969 House of Commons first: live simultaneous BSL interpretation for petition debate The Commons Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate in Westminster Hall on a petition calling for British Sign Language (BSL) to be part of the National Curriculum. The petition, started by Sign Language performer and TV and radio presenter Wayne Barrow, has so far been signed by more than 26,500...

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DEX Response to Guardian Article

OUR LETTER IN RESPONSE TO THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED 10th January IN THE GUARDIAN: “Your article – Educational support for deaf children “in disarray” 8 January 2018 – reflects the emphasis on the shortage of teachers of deaf children in the 2017 survey in England by the Consortium for Research in Deaf Education (CRIDE). The Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group is a deaf-led organisation of users of the deaf education system.  Its findings since 1994 are that all children with hearing loss require British Sign Language (BSL) in addition to hearing aids and cochlear implants for their overall wellbeing. CRIDE reports a...

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Educational support for deaf children in England ‘in complete disarray’

Report shows number of specialist teachers has been cut by 14% but the number of children requiring support is up by 31% Educational support for England’s 45,000 deaf children is “in complete disarray” with a dwindling number of specialist teachers struggling to meet growing demand, according to research. A report by the Consortium for Research into Deaf Education says the number of teachers of the deaf has been cut by 14% in the past seven years, at the same time as a 31% increase in the number of children requiring support. In some areas the situation is so critical there is...

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The Aliko Lu YouTube Channel

Aliko Lu is one of the DDYC members and a Deaf vlogger. Here’s what she has to say about her YouTube channel: “I’m vlogging about my real life and attend to events.  I’m profoundly deaf and use British Sign Language to communicate.  I’m also a makeup artist and do makeup tutorials.” Visit her YouTube channel here. Here is one of Aliko’s...

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Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers’ Group (DEXperience)

We are an entirely deaf-led organisation that exists to raise awareness of the daily struggle that deaf children have in mainstream education.

Every deaf child’s wellbeing matters to us and to you!

DEX uses the English dictionary definition of the word “deaf” to mean “wholly or partially without hearing” to apply to all children who have hearing loss.

DEXperience welcomes everybody, whatever education experience you have. We have adopted ‘DEXperience’ to show that we are inclusive of all.

We are a deaf-led organisation that was set up to support deaf people who are being educated in mainstream education, or who attended mainstream schools. Deaf people who attended Deaf schools want to support this campaign too.