Yvonne Stanley is a level three British Sign Language tutor who began signing in 2006 after a career in nursing! She has a lot of experience in schools teaching BSL from preschool to Year 6.
Yvonne also has experience teaching Level One and Two BSL in Colleges of Higher Education to adults.
She has always worked closely with her late husband Mike Stanley and, through his broad knowledge and experience of liturgy and music, they often collaborated signing and liturgical music to enhance understanding and faith.
Recent INSETS and workshops have looked at The Magnificat, Bread of Life; Confirmation songs, such as Dewfall and Joy of the Holy Spirit; Holy Communion songs, such as Eat of this Bread and, most recently, Year of Faith workshops with Dan Callow, Onelife Music.
Yvonne is available to attend schools to provide training for teachers or to work with the children. This can be arranged on a half day or full day basis and can look at BSL in general or a specific focus, such as, sacramental preparation.