Trainee Interpreter & Deafblind Communicator Guide
CODA (Child Of Deaf Adults), Level 2 BSL ( CITY LIT ), level 3 & 4 ( Heathlands), Level 6
Previously a RAD volunteer.
How did you come to choose to work alongside the Deaf/Deafblind?
I have grown up as CODA ( child of Deaf adult).
So signing has always been a huge part of my life and has always been the norm for me.
I had never seen it as a career option until one day my friend approached me and asked if I could sign for her Deaf student. It was at this point I realised I wanted to work with the Deaf community.
Hobbies and Interests
Kayaking, fishing, BSL, cooking, woodwork
What relevant qualifications do you possess?
BSL LEVEL 2
BSL LEVEL 3
BSL LEVEL 4
BSL LEVEL 6
NOCN Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Level 2 Communicating and Guiding Deafblind people
Preferred method(s) of communication
Spoken English, BSL , SSE
Child protection in schools 2.0 (NSPCC), BSL and Care Skills Academy Training courses.
What’s your favourite colour?
Tell me an interesting story:
I once jumped out a plane at 13,000 ft with an initial fall speed of 120mph to raise money for the Royal Association for Deaf People RAD
My favourite thing is:
I don't like:
What frightens you?
Do you like Marmite?
Yes, yes I do on toast or crumpets with cheese
Do you keep ketchup in the fridge or cupboard?
FRIDGE! Has to be the fridge. Why? Because A. It tastes better and
B. because its says so on the storage information...... once opened store in fridge!