Recently, a North East politician took a campaign to the House of Commons – to make British Sign Language a GCSE subject. Unfortunately, this was rejected but the campaign continues to get BSL the recognition many feel it deserves as a curriculum subject. In response to this, the BBC asked the British Deaf Association if they knew of a school in the North East which was teaching British Sign Language as part of the curriculum. The BDA recommended Sandhill View Academy as a model of good practice. Last Wednesday a BBC film crew joined us in school to interview our Deaf students and get their opinions on the topic.
Well done to our students who took part in the recording and for representing the school and our Hearing Impaired Department on local television proudly.