Calls for action over 'education gap' for deaf pupils

The charity is calling on Assembly Members to redress the education gap between deaf children and their peers. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) Cymru is submitting a video petition to the Welsh Government calling for action on the education gap between deaf children and their peers.

According to the charity, Welsh Government figures showed that in 2012 deaf pupils were 41% less likely to achieve a higher grade pass in subjects including English, Welsh, maths and science.

Jayne Dulson, NDCS Cymru director, said: "It is unacceptable that so many deaf pupils throughout Wales fail to reach their full potential because they face barriers in education."

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'Close the gap' for deaf children

The National Deaf Children's Society in Wales is calling on Assembly Members to close the gap between deaf children and their peers at school. The Welsh Government says it is committed to ensuring all children reach their potential.