Training Opportunities

New Training Opportunities

We offer a variety of technical and educational strategy courses to help you support your deaf students. These include a technical course offered in collaboration with the NHS, and training days on teaching grammar and literacy to deaf children. We also organise information sharing days for professionals working with deaf children in the Greater London area.

GLADE annual conference, 21 November 2019

GLADE (Greater London Affiliation for Deaf Education) is our networking group for professionals working in resource provisions across Greater London. The aims of the group are to share good practice through discussion and training opportunities, and to alleviate the isolation of specialist staff by encouraging networking and peer support.

Our next conference is on 21 November 2019. This is being held at The Bridge Training Centre in London N7 9LD. It will include speakers from City, University of London and the University of Birmingham, sharing their research, and a choice of workshops offering practical strategies. An exhibition will offer new opportunities as well the chance to mix and mingle with fellow professionals. GLADE brings people together to share ideas and practice, and its membership has been growing each year.

Please contact Joyce Sewell-Rutter at to find out more.

Con Powell Memorial Scholarships

Five scholarships are available each year for teachers who wish to train to become Teachers of the Deaf. The scholarships are managed by British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) and funded by Ovingdean Hall Foundation. Scholars are supported by Ewing Foundation staff. They are aimed at teachers whose Local Authorities are not obliged to fund them. Applications for 2019 closed on 30 April 2019Scholarships will re-open January 2020. Find out more.

Understanding Radio Aids and Cochlear Implants

Our popular annual training day returned in 2019. Held at Midlands Hearing Implant Programme, this hands-on workshop focused on setting up radio aid systems and cochlear implant processors. For more information about future courses, please contact James Mander on

Examples of past events:

Deafness and Autism Special Interest Group, 6 November 2019

Do you support deaf children who are on the Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Our popular Special Interest Group into this subject held an event in the north of England on 6 November 2019. Based at the Novotel Hotel in the centre of York, the event focused on research and practical strategies, reducing anxiety and the autism progression framework. View the BATOD SIG flyer for November 2019

The Special Interest Group is a collaboration between our Burwood Park consultant Joyce Sewell-Rutter and British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD). For more information on future events, please contact Joyce at

Linking Listening to Language

This training day, held most recently in July 2018, included understanding and assessing listening skills; effective use of speech discrimination tests; exploring the links between listening and language assessment; case studies, videos and discussion. For more information about future courses, please contact us.

Getting to Grips with Grammar

This one-day training event, most recently held at Phonak UK’s headquarters in Warrington, Cheshire, was aimed at staff working with deaf pupils and includes:

  • fundamental concepts about syntax/ grammar and terminology
  • understanding how children’s syntax develops
  • using STASS effectively to analyse children’s developing syntax
  • monitoring the emergence of complex language
  • using the information to inform planning

There were opportunities to view resources and share ideas and strategies with other delegates. For more information or to reserve your place at the next event, please contact us.