Resource | 05.10.2021 | By Teresa Quail

Resource ideas and links for home-based learning

BBC learning material The videos are subtitled.

Blanche Nevile School for Deaf Children

Blanche Nevile School has a YouTube channel.

Blanche Nevile School BSL stories can be access on their Facebook page

CALL Scotland 

CALL Scotland has put together a short list of suggestions for Complex Needs Home Learning Resources. They note “it is not an exhaustive list of what’s out there by any means, but it includes some starter resources and ideas for learning at home over the coming weeks”.

Cambridgeshire County Council

A list of suggested resources of activities for parents and their child or young person

Central Institute for the Deaf – Quick tips library 

Central Institute for the Deaf (CID) “offer educational opportunities and resources for children and families as well as professionals (deaf education and general education teachers, speech-language pathologists, auditory-verbal therapists, audiologists, program administrators and others).”

CID’s Quick Tip video series is a collection of videos offering relevant, easy-to-use information for anyone who supports a child with hearing loss. Each video is only 2-3 minutes long.

CODA UK & Ireland

Link to a wealth of websites signposted by CODA UK & Ireland


Deaf Teachers of the Deaf have published the resources page of their website – https:/

In light of the current Coronavirus situation they have brought forward the release of this page. It has  a lot of useful websites and resources that are accessible to d/Deaf pupils. It will be regularly updated.

Elmfield School for Deaf Children has created some QR codes for their parents to access stories in BSL.

You can find them on the website: https:

Exeter Academy

Matt Jenkins, Deaf ToD, from Exeter Academy has signposted this resource ‘Coronavirus: Deaf Children’s guide to coronavirus in BSL.’

Frank Barnes School is providing BSL stories via Vimeo

Here is an example: BSL Story – Dear Zoo

Leanne’s Signed Stories

BATOD member Leanne has recorded some signed stories on Youtube as a result of promoting Deaf Awareness around her mainstream school setting.

Leeds City Council

Leeds Teacher of the Deaf have been working with Cath Smith to create some free resources for young deaf children during lockdown.

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly BSL & SSE

The Very Hungry Caterpillar BSL     SSE

The printable resources inc flashcards are available to download here.

The Leeds ToDs have updated their resources. They have added sign-along Nursery Rhymes to Youtube as well as a 2 extra stories.

Longwill School

Longwill school have added a range of resources to their website for deaf children to use during the COVID19 crisis. Resources include BSL stories, challenges and more. Go to (then open up the pupil resources page on the front page)


The NatSIP Reference Group brought together, in Summer Terms 2020, materials and guidance in their newsletter

Peterborough Local Authority

Peterborough Local Authority have updated their Local Offer with a range of activities to support homeschooling. The resources are presented in KeyStages from early years to post 16.

Perth and Kinross
Scottish Sensory Centre BSL

Scottish Sensory Centre BSL Glossary is a really valuable teaching resource with signs and definitions for Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography and Astronomy.

St Roch’s Glasgow 

Jamie Dow, a deaf teacher from St Roch’s HS in Glasgow created this video in BSL about Coronavirus.