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Reviewing, evaluating and improving your service


October 13, 2017

Time09.30 to 16.00
Duration1 day
VenueThe Ear Foundation, Nottingham, UK
TicketsStandard Professional : £100.00

This is a new one day workshop for heads and deputies of services for children with hearing loss.

It will help you prepare for your local area SEND inspection by explaining statutory requirements and ways to demonstrate quality improvement.

By completing a pre-course self-evaluation of your service, you’ll be prepared to use new information to plan directly for service improvements.


Practical activities will enable you to

·         share ideas with colleagues from other services

·         look at how to demonstrate pupil progress

·         measure service impact

·         know how to collect views from stakeholders

·         use quality standards


You’ll use increased knowledge and shared ideas to write a practical service based action plan: leaving the day with cost-effective solutions for your service.

Tutors: Lynda Holland & Tina Wakefield

Lynda Holland is an Educational Consultant with the Ear Foundation, her primary focus is delivering training courses and developing resources (for use by professionals working with deaf children). Lynda has a mixed hearing loss and has worn hearing aids for the majority of her life. She has a special interest in deaf awareness, promoting positive messages about deafness and sharing good practice.

Since completing her qualification as a teacher of the deaf through the Batod training scheme she has worked in a range of varied and diverse roles supporting deaf children and adults throughout Birmingham and the UK.

Her most recent full-time role was as Co-ordinator of the Sensory Support Service, managing a large number of staff supporting teams which delivered to children with HI, VI, pre school LD, counsellors to children with a disability and two secondary resource bases. Lynda chaired many groups including the CHSWG group which consisted of three local audiology departments and 3 LA's.

Since retirement in 2012 Lynda has worked at the Ear Foundation where she works in partnership with Tina Wakefield to deliver training for the National Deaf Children's Society and Natsip. Her roles also entails contributing to national documents, advising professionals and reviewing existing services. She has contributed several articles to the Batod magazine.

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