Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Deaf children are being 'let down'..

Children during a lessonDeaf children in the North East are less likely to get five good GCSEs than their hearing counter-parts, a charity has revealed. 

Government figures show that deaf children in the North East are 18% less likely to get 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grades A* to C.

With thousands preparing to open their results this week, the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has urged Government, local authorities and health bodies to provide the support needed to close the gap between deaf children and their hearing friends.

Jo Campion, deputy director of policy and campaigns at the NDCS, said: “It’s clear that deaf children are being failed.

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