Information Day November 2018

Autumn Information Event 4th November 2017

SHROPSHIRE DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION SPRING WORKSHOP 2017  Assistive technology to support students; Secondary and Post 16

Guest Speaker: Malcolm Litten  

Malcolm has over 20 years experience of working as an English teacher in a specialist school for dyslexic pupils.  He has developed approaches in the use of assistive technology.  Malcom is a member of the BDA New Technologies Committee.  Additionally he has trained teachers and lectured in South Africa, Switzerland, Dubai and India.


The session will provide information and guidance about the introduction and use of assistive technology to support students with literacy issues.  Testing for exam access arrangements to ensure the appropriate inclusion of assistive technology in public exams will be addressed.  Exploration of settings in Microsoft Word to support learners, including those affected by visual stress, will be included



Audience: Teachers, Specialist teachers, SENDCo's, Exams Officers.  Secondary/Post 16



Autumn Conference 2016 

Exam Access Arrangements Update


Caroline Read

Caroline is a Specialist Teacher who has practical experience in all areas of the Access Arrangements process and trains for LAs, Universities and SEN Services. Caroline’s book ‘Assessment Guidance for Access Arrangements’ was published by GL Assessment, and she contributed to the PATOSS/JCQ publication ‘Dyslexia: Assessing the need for Access Arrangements’. Her work has also been published in academic journals, by the TES and the RNIB, and she has worked with various publishers to develop tests. She was part of the working party which set up ‘Access Arrangements Online’ and has been involved with other DfE and Ofqual training and policy projects.


Who is the conference for?

This Access Arrangements training course is for everyone involved in Access Arrangements assessments for General Qualifications. This includes Specialist Te​achers who are named to carry out assessments for their centre, SENCos, Examinations Officers and Educational Psychologists working at school and FE level. Information about the ‘Access Arrangements Online’ system for applying for Access Arrangements will be covered, including recent changes.

 What does the conference cover?


  • Rationale for Access Arrangements
  • Access Arrangements Online - how to apply and recent changes
  • Types of Access Arrangement
  • Recommendations for tests and assessments
  • Roles, responsibilities & systems
  • Completing Form 8
  • Resources for screening
  • Case studies
  • Copies of 45 recommended tests will be available for examination at our face to face course


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Photos from our Dyslexia Awareness Day on Saturday 8th November

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