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
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.
This Access Arrangements training course is for everyone involved in Access Arrangements assessments for General Qualifications. This includes Specialist Teachers 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.
Photos from our Dyslexia Awareness Day on Saturday 8th November
We are setting up an informal support group for anyone who is dyslexic or who thinks they might be. It will be a chance to meet and talk with others, to find out what help is out there and to find ways to manage and support yourself at home and in the workplace.
It will also be a chance to find out more about getting a dyslexia assessment, accessing workplace support and local and national organisations. But above all it will hopefully give a better
understanding of what dyslexia is and how it affects different aspects of everyday life.
Meetings are on the first Tuesday each month at Shrewsbury Coffeehouse on Castle Forgate. The first meeting is on Tuesday 1st April from 5.30 – 6.45 so why not come along and join us. It’s a chance to have your say on how you would like the group to develop to say nothing of having a great cup of coffee.
Shropshire Dyslexia Association Helpline:
(Please note: this number is staffed by volunteers. Please allow 48 hours for a response)
Or use our contact form
At Belle Vue Methodist Church, Belle Vue Rd, Shrewsbury.
On Saturday mornings during term time between 9.30 and 12.00 am.
On Thursday evenings between 4.14 and 6.15 pm.