General awards

Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Finalist

Five outstanding entrepreneurs from across the UK have been short listed for the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2008.... ...

General awards

  • Intranet Linguist of the Year Award
    Various around the world - 2006
  • Received the Employment Charter Award
    Blackburn with Darwen Council - 2007
  • Created the first ever Sign Language Pod-cast
    Lancashire Evening Telegraph - 2007
  • Barclays Trading Places Award
    Barclays - 2007
  • Disabled Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Finalist
    Stellios - 2008
  • Start-Up 100
    78th / 100 Worldwide – 2008
  • Northern Finalist – final 60
    HSBC - 2008
  • Gold Star Award
    Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council - July
  • Regional Winner for the North – final 10
    HSBC – 2008
  • Joseph Maitland Robinson Award
    CACDP - 2008

In the media

  • Guest speaker
    Enabled 4 Enterprise – Feb 2008
  • Guest speaker
    Mothers of Invention – March 2008
  • Filmed for the See Hear Programme BBC2
    See Hear – March 2008
  • Voice of Cath the Cat
    "Creature Discomfort" Leonard Cheshire, ITV - June 2008
  • Guest with Phil and Ruth
    "This Morning", ITV – June 2008
  • Guest speaker
    Ladies do lunch, Radio Lancashire - 2008

In the press

  • Special Report by Debra Reynolds
    EN Magazine - May 2008
  • Special Report by Debbie Reynolds
    Big Issue – July 2008
  • Several interview articles
    BDN – British Deaf News - 2006 to 2008
  • Several interview articles
    Lancashire Evening Telegraph - 2006 to 2008

In the news

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And the winner is ...

Winner of our Facebook resource competition announced
Last Posted or edited on 2 February 2015

We asked our lovely facebook fans why they wanted to win over 500 pages of Primary Sign resources and we recieved some brilliant answers. We read through everyone's comments and had an extremely difficult time trying to decide on a winner. Eventually, after a long deliberation, we finall picked a winner. 

And the winner is .... Everyone!

Everyone who commented on the facebook post during the compeition time has won the resources! To claim your prize simply email kelly@schoolofsignlanguage.com with your name and we will get back to you asap.

BSL Christmas Cards

Get our free BSL Christmas cards
Last Posted or edited on 16 December 2014

Be sure to download our free BSL Christmas cards. Each card has a colouful Christmas picture complete with the BSL sign. Simply download, fold and give out to friends and family. 

Download the cards here!



Last Posted or edited on 17 September 2014

Primary Sign is working together with the National Deaf Children's Society during their Fingerspellathon. This event not only encourages communication and teaches a new, useful skill but raises much needed funds for Deaf children and young people. We are giving participants access to our alphabet module to help with their fingerspelling.

To get involved and to gain access to a free Primary Sign module email us at info@schoolofsignlanguage.com for more information.

Deaf Business Academy Award

Another Award for Primary Sign

Primary Sign wins Award for Outstanding Development
Last Posted or edited on 4 August 2014

Primary Sign are thrilled to be winners of the Best UK Deaf Business Award for Outstanding Development! 

See their website here for more winners! 

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95% off Primary Sign

Save £346 on Primary Sign
Last Posted or edited on 25 February 2014

For a limited time you can save almost £350 on Primary Sign through Groupon. This is a limited offer so be sure to take advantage while it is available. For more information visit the following Groupon pages;

Bristol & Bath

Primary Sign Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar

Learn a new sign everyday with our fun Advent Calendar
Last Posted or edited on 16 December 2014

Be sure to check out our Primary Sign Advent Calendar. From the 1st of December until the 25th a new door will unlock each day to reveal a Christmas sign and a fun festive fact! 

Check it out now!

Android app available

App now available on Android

Our app is now available on the android marketplace
Last Posted or edited on 16 December 2014

Good news for any Android phone/tablet users, our Primary Sign Flash Cards app is now available on any android device. Best of all it's completely free for a limited time! Download it today from here

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Join us on YouTube

Come join us on our YouTube channel to check out our handy new videos!
Last Posted or edited on 16 December 2014

Syd has been busy making handy videos for every one! Come join us on our YouTube channel to check them out now. Remember to subscribe so you'll always know when there's a new video. 

We'll also update our Facebook page as soon as we upload a video. Subscribe to our mailing list (you can do that at the bottom of this website) to hear about these too as well as any other exciting and interesting news we have for you. 

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Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Millbrook Primary School
Last Posted or edited on 25 February 2014

Congratulations to Millbrook Primary School on winning our Signup & Win competition we ran with 97.4 Rock FM. They not only win a full year's subscription to Primary Sign but also a tour of the Rock FM studio and the chance to have their signing filmed professionally. 

Don't worry if you didn't win this time, there will be more competitions and giveaways in the future! 

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Rock FM Competition!

We are working together with Rock FM to help try and raise awareness about Sign Language!
Last Posted or edited on 25 February 2014

Primary Sign and Rock FM are working together to try and raise awareness about British Sign Language with this great competition! You could win a year's subscription to Primary Sign for free as well as a trip to the Rock FM studio to have your signing skills filmed professionally. 

All you need to do is head over to the Rock FM website and fill in your details. It's as easy as that! You have until the 8th of July to enter. 

There's also the chance to learn how to sign a song!




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App promotes Deaf Awareness

Primary Sign is in the news again!
Last Posted or edited on 25 February 2014


A sign language school based at Blackburn’s Ewood Park is having success abroad, thanks to innovative new software.

 ‘Seen to be Heard UK’ (STBH) has developed a child friendly app that is being used by teachers and pupils to learn sign language. It aims to make sign language more accessible and promote deaf awareness in schools, in both the UK and America....... [CLICK TO CONTINUE READING]

Christmas facebook competition

Win our Christmas Module!

You could win our Christmas module!
Last Posted or edited on 25 February 2014

Following the success of our previous competition, we are giving away our Christmas module to 5 lucky people. Simply visit our Facebook page and like us and you'll be automatically entered into the competition.  If you win you'll not only get acess to the module but to the learning management system and the Christmas handouts and worksheets! 

If you already like us then you will be autumatically entered! 




Primary Sign facebook competition

Win a Year's Subscription to Primary Sign

Be in with a chance to win a year's free subscription to Primary Sign - worth £365
Last Posted or edited on 20 June 2013

If you like our facebook page from now until 31st October 2012 you will be automatically entered into our competition to win a free year's subscription to Primary Sign (Worth £365)!

People who already like our Facebook page will be included too so don't worry!



Primary Sign Alphabet app

Primary Sign Alphabet App!

Primary Sign's second iPhone app is released.
Last Posted or edited on 20 June 2013

Primary Sign's second app is available for the iPhone and iPad now. Primary Sign Alphabet teaches you the signs for the alphabet and reinforces what you've learnt with games and activities.

You can get the app by clicking here

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EVA Winner

Our Managing Director has been named 'Inspirational Woman of the Year'!
Last Posted or edited on 25 March 2013

We are very pleased to announce that our managing Director, Debra Reynolds, has been named 'Inspirational Woman of the Year' in the 2012 EVA awards. A huge congratulations to her and a massive thank you to anyone who voted!

You can view our photo here

You can find out more about the awards on their website.



PTA ultimate buyers guide

Recommended by PTA

Primary Sign is in the news again!
Last Posted or edited on 25 September 2012

 Primary Sign has reached the ultimate buyers guide.
We are hot news according to PTA magazine who has featured us in their ultimate buyers guide.
For the latest and greatest products and services for school, see PTA Hot on line at PTA.co.uk



Primary Sign Olympics BREC

Going for Gold

Blackburn Rovers Enterprise Centre takes interest in Primary Sign.
Last Posted or edited on 25 September 2012

Blackburn Rovers Enterprise Centre (where our office is located) has a small article about our Olympic module! You can read it by following this link:




Map of UK with Primary Sign users

Who's Using Primary Sign?

A quick look at who's using Primary Sign!
Last Posted or edited on 1 October 2012

Here's a quick look at where Primary Sign is being used in the UK now! Click here to view map 

If you want to be a Primary Sign user please don't hesitate to contact us today! 


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EVA Finalist

Our managing director has been shortlisted for award
Last Posted or edited on 11 September 2012

We are pleased to announce our Managing Director Debra Reynolds has been shortlisted for the EVA Awards 'Inspirational Woman of the Year'. 

Eva, The Enterprise Vision Awards have been created to specifically recognise those ladies in The North West who are inspiring others by successfully running their own businesses or are at the forefront of their profession.

We look forward to finding out the winners on the 14th September at the EVA Awards ceremony 2012. 

Good luck Debbie! 


Mobile app news

Primary Sign Launches its First app

Our new Flash Cards are now available in the itunes store for iphone and ipad
Last Posted or edited on 10 September 2012

We have released our first app for the iphone and ipad. Primary Sign Flash Cards! features over 100 signs from 9 everyday topics including alphabet, number, colours, animals and more. 

A great fun and Interactive way to learn basic sign language. My family love it!! And learn it!!!  Well done!

To download the app click here!

We were rated 5 stars yes

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New Olympics Module!

It's time to get ready for the Olympics!!!
Last Posted or edited on 24 September 2012

To help schools prepare for London 2012, Primary Sign has created a new module 'The Olympics' that promotes sign language.

This module is free to all schools and it is fun, interactive and educational!

For more information, please contact us by replying to this email or visit our website

Olympics Free Trial, click here!

Students learning sign language

Blackburn teacher wants sign language lessons for all

Feature in Lancashire Evening Telegraph
Last Posted or edited on 24 September 2012

Debbie Reynolds, who runs Seen to be Heard Ltd, Blackburn, said that children without hearing impediments who learn British Sign Language can improve their literacy skills.

The headteacher at St Paul’s RC Primary School, Blackburn who has trialed her Seen to be Heard Primary Sign programme said it was having a positive impact on children’s listening and speaking in the classroom. Debbie, who is hard of hearing, developed the scheme as 85 per cent of deaf children now attend mainstream school.

It is a new skill for hearing children to learn. It is a life skill and helps with literacy and learning. Learning sign language uses both sides of the brain and improves learning by 90 per cent. It is extremely good for building confidence and self esteem.

See the whole article here in the LET




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