Deaf News: Donaldson’s Deaf School in Scotland ordered to improve its leadership

Posted on December 5, 2013

The Herald Scotland has reported:

SCOTLAND’S national deaf school has been ordered to improve its leadership after inspectors found important weaknesses in the way it was being run.

Education Scotland criticised the governance of Donaldson’s Deaf School, in Linlithgow, as well as communication between the board, staff and parents.

Key strengths of the schools were recorded as the “outstanding quality” of children’s experiences in the nursery and the contribution of specialist staff and residential staff.

Earlier this year, two senior officials from Donaldson’s were temporarily suspended pending an inquiry into allegations of inappropriate behaviour by a member of staff.

The school has now been given a year to improve.

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