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 Network Meeting - 7 December 2021

The next meeting of GLADE (Greater London Affiliation for Deaf Education) will take place online on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 December (1.30-3.30).

GLADE is our networking group for professionals working in resource provisions across Greater London. The aim of the group is to share good practice through discussion and training, and alleviate the isolation of specialist staff encouraging networking and peer support.

GLADE brings people together to share ideas and practice, and its membership has been growing each year. Please contact Joyce at to find out more.

Con Powell Memorial Scholarships - January 2022

Five scholarships are available each year for teachers who wish to train to become Teachers of the Deaf. The scholarships are managed by the 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. The Scholarship programme will open in January 2022. Find out more.

British Association of Teachers of The Deaf's 2021-2022 webinar series

We are delighted to sponsor a series of Continuous Professional Development webinars organised by BATOD. The masterclass series, named ‘Together We Achieve’, marks BATOD’s 45th anniversary of working in partnership with other organisations. Events run from April 2021 to March 2022, and cover a broad range of topics:

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Working with families
  • Audiology and technology
  • Communications and language
  • Teaching and learning
  • Specialist and early intervention

Find out more about BATOD’s Continuous Professional Development webinars

Examples of past events:

Free Oticon webinar with Technology Consultant Paul Harris, 21st June 2021

Following the great success of his technology update in March, our Technology Consultant Paul Harris took part in another free webinar for Oticon.  

The webinar focused on connecting Oticon equipment to devices in the classroom and at home. Topics addressed included:

  • Demonstrating how to monitor transparency of the frequency response using an FP35 Hearing Aid Analyzer (for peace of mind)
  • How to use EduMic for classroom media 
  • Connecting to soundfield or a classroom amplification system
  • Connecting to television and gaming equipment 
  • Hardwire connection options 
  • Various functionality on the Oticon smartphone app 

View the June webinar here

Paul’s event in March 2021 focused on remote microphones, compatibility between brands and tamper-resistant battery doors. He considered advances in signal processing, how to link hearing aids to smart devices, and issues around data logging in hearing aids.

View the March webinar here


Understanding Radio Aids and Cochlear Implants

This hands-on workshop, which usually takes place at The Midlands Hearing Implant Programme in Birmingham, focuses on setting up radio aid systems and cochlear implant processors.

Deafness and Autism Special Interest Group

Do you support deaf children who are on the autism spectrum? We have run a number of one-day events focused on research and practical strategies, managing anxiety and the autism progression framework. The Special Interest Group is a collaboration between our Burwood Park Consultant Joyce Sewell-Rutter and the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD).

For more information, please contact Joyce at

Linking Listening to Language

This training day 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 included:

    • 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 about how we can support you with training, please contact us.