Deaf and hearing impaired

Children and teacher working in class

Recent legislation has led to developments in the provision of education for deaf pupils. It places duties upon local authorities to ensure that education is directed to the development of the personality, talents and mental and physical abilities of children to their fullest potential, and also to raise educational standards.

Deaf pupils are entitled to have their needs identified and met, and to have arrangements for support reviewed regularly. Some deaf pupils may not require high levels of support but still require to have their progress monitored. For others, careful planning and support will be needed to enable them to achieve the desired outcomes.

Support materials

  • Resources

    Discover and download useful advice, research and other resources.

Deaf Learners Conference 2015

Photo of a table surrounded by pupils

Report from this event which brought together young people, teachers and support workers from 19 different local authorities across Scotland.

Other websites

  • Scottish Sensory Centre

    Providing CPD and resources for practitioners working with deaf and/or visually impaired learners.

Video resources

Videos from the Journey to Excellence professional development resource.


  • Glow - Inclusion Hub

    This professional learning hub supports practitioners to discuss, explore and share practice relating to Inclusion.