The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education
The AssociationBATOD is the sole professional association for Teachers of the Deaf in the UK representing the interests of Teachers of the Deaf and the children and young people they teach. Strong links are maintained between BATOD and Government and voluntary bodies, especially the NDCS, and the Association plays a key role in NatSIP, to contribute to policy development in this field. Find out more.
23 Aug
Information about courses for Teachers of the Deaf who have already gained the mandatory qualificationInformation about courses for Teachers of the Deaf who have already gained the mandatory qualification and wish to further their professional development
Being a Teacher of the Deaf04 Jul
History of deaf education 1960 - 2010BATOD is working with Dr Susan Gregory on the development of a section of the website devoted to the history of deaf education including personal reflections on different eras and developments.
Resources18 Aug
National Conference 2017 Positive futures for deaf children - optimising outcomesThe BATOD national conference for 2017 took place in conjunction with the University of Manchester and the Ear Foundation and was held at Manchester Conference Centre on Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th March 2017. Presentations from the conference are now on the website and the May magazine will contain many articles linked to the presentations.
Conferences26 Apr

01 Jan
Training as a Teacher of the Deaf with links to all the current coursesPlease note that the Con Powell Scholarship for 2017 is now closed. Teaching deaf children offers a wide range of work opportunities in a number of different types of educational setting. It is challenging and stimulating work that invites initiative and gives teachers the chance to develop innovative patterns of classroom practice...
Training as a Teacher of the Deaf31 Mar
ToD email forumKeep in touch with other professionals in deaf education through our ToD email forum. Information about the ToD email list including how to subscribe can be found here.
The Association10 May
Frequently Asked QuestionsQuestions BATOD is asked most frequently including enquiries about training to be a Teacher of the Deaf, financial support, help with dissertations, careers with deaf children, information about subscriptions, BATOD publications, numbers of deaf children and sign language.
The Association20 Sep