Coronavirus – Covid-19

Our family signing class is currently suspended but we are looking at ways that we can set this up virtually.

Family signing class – currently suspended

We hold a weekly signing class to support our parents, carers and other family members to improve their signing skills.

Who can come?

Anyone who looks after a signing Deaf child at Northern Counties School.

What will I learn?

The class does not lead to a formal qualification as there are plenty of local colleges and other providers that deliver Signature course as Level 1, 2 and beyond.

Our class is there to give you an opportunity to learn and practice BSL in a safe and relaxed environment.

The class lead will help you to learn the language used in the home and at school so that you can communicate better with your child. Topics covered include food and drink, activities of daily living, subjects in school and whatever else is important to you and your family.

The family signers famously sign a song or carol at our Christmas Show and Leavers’ Assembly. And, whilst this isn’t obligatory, it is great fun!

How can I join?

Email Mandy Davison on or ring the school on 0191 281 5821.