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National award for College’s deaf communication provision

Published: November 27, 2018

Cornwall College has won a national award thanks to its British Sign Language (BSL) tutors’ thought provoking lessons that have actively engaged the local community.

Tutors Jackie Bryant and Manda Lambert’s were praised for being respected and valued by their learners and the local community at the tenth Signature Annual Awards.

The Signature Annual Awards to celebrate those who strive to improve communication and experiences for deaf and deafblind people.

The learning environment created at college was also praised for “well and truly breaking down communication barriers”.

“As programme manager for The Cornwall College Group for our British Sign Language qualifications with Signature, I have the utmost respect for Jackie and Manda,” said Dawn Ferguson-Smith, Cross Site ACL coordinator.

“They have faced and overcome many barriers, and we all find their teaching commitment exemplary.”

Lindsay Foster, Executive Director at Signature congratulated Cornwall College, in particular Manda and Jackie for winning the Enriching Education Award at this year’s Signature Annual Awards.

“As one of Signature’s centres, Cornwall College has been a passionate advocate for British Sign Language, and the tutors are very much involved with their students and the local community – well deserved,” she added.

The Signature Annual Awards are a cornerstone in Signature’s work to recognise people who are going above and beyond to improve access for deaf people.



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