|Con Powell Memorial Scholarships for Teachers of the Deaf
Our sister organisation Ovingdean Hall Foundation offers up to five scholarships per year for teachers wishing to train to be Teachers of the Deaf. The scheme, which is administered by British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD), is named for BATOD’s first president Con Powell (pictured, right). It is designed for those whose Local Authority or school is not obliged to support them financially.
Applicants will have to show evidence of Qualified Teacher Status, details of their chosen course provider, information about their current employment, a personal statement highlighting why they wish to undertake this training, proof that their local authority or school is not obliged to fund their training and evidence that they have tried to obtain funding elsewhere.
Finally they need to provide two referees. Successful candidate must be members of BATOD, the professional organisation for Teachers of the Deaf.
Closing date for 2016-17 scholars is 31 March 2016.
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About Con Powell
The Trustees of the Ewing Foundation established a scholarship in memory of the late Con Powell in April 2006. He was a Trustee and Chief Executive of the Ewing Foundation for many years. He was an outstanding teacher of the deaf and audiologist who helped professionals and families gain a better understanding of the potential and abilities of deaf children. Con was also a founder member of Delta, a Trustee of RNID and the first president of BATOD.
His driving passion was for deaf children to fulfil their academic and personal potential through effective auditory-oral education. These scholarships bear his name and share the same goal.