Cuts put deaf children’s education at ‘breaking point’

Tom Bishop is 11 and deaf. The specialist teacher he had was a “life-line”, say his family.

But two years ago her post was cut, leaving his family “lost and worried,” about their son’s future

His mother Emma described impact of the cut as “appalling”.

Thomas’s story is not unusual, says The National Deaf Children’s Society, with one in 10 teachers of the deaf having their jobs axed in the past four years.

And figures obtained by the charity under Freedom of Information laws suggests the cuts are about to get worse. Read More ….

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