Yesterday a charity worker asked me if I would give a donation to support deaf children by having BSL (British Sign Language ) on the curriculum. I thought about this and decided it was unlikely to ever happen in mainstream schools as part of 'standard inclusion' because there are only about 50,000 deaf children in the UK. That sounds like a lot but there are 4 million that do not speak English as their first language of which 500,000 are Polish. I have learnt a little signing to be polite but I think it unlikely anyone is going to fund the training of every school teacher in BSL, let alone find enough time to teach it adequately. Maybe some schools have found a way forward with BSL ?