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    Higher Level Teacher Assistant (SEND)/Graduate Teaching Assistant vacancy at Epsom College

    18 February, 2020 - 11:35 -- sslaven1

    Higher Level Teacher Assistant (SEND)/ Graduate Teaching Assistant 

    Full Time - Term time only 

    Epsom College, a vibrant, successful independent co-educational day and boarding school on the edge of Epsom Downs, is looking to recruit a full time Higher Level Teacher Assistant/Graduate Teaching Assistant to provide support for a specific pupil to ensure that she is fully included within the school community and is able to access all aspects of the broad curriculum on offer to pupils at Epsom College as well as broader support to pupils across our school community.  The Assistant will also provide administrative support with the examination access arrangements and administration within the Department.

    The successful candidate will hold a HLTA recognised qualification level 4 or be educated to degree level. You will have a genuine interest in or previous experience in SEN with a professional approach, be confident, nurturing and able to inspire our pupils.   Strong working knowledge of IT and excellent communication skills will be essential.

    This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to progress their career in a SEND or teaching environment.  The role may also suit a graduate who has their sights on a career in education. 

    Further details please go to www.epsomcollege.org.uk

    Applicants are welcome to contact Head of Academic Support, Maxine Muggeridge, maxine.muggeridge@epsomcollege.org.uk, for an informal chat.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as part of the selection process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check will be required. Epsom College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment

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    Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) for Practitioners

    16 January, 2020 - 13:12 -- sslaven1

    The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) is now available as a course to qualified and experienced specialist teachers/practitioners.

    The course consists of practical activities based on case studies and provides the core DALP handbooks (a learner is not required for any part of this course).  

    Anyone who has recently studied the Dyslexia Action Professional Programme, Module C (within the last 4 years) or Unit 3/83 of the Dyslexia Action Level 5 Certificate Programme will find there is an overlap in content.

    Please click here to check the details and book your place.

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    Dyslexia Research survey call for participants

    4 October, 2019 - 11:09 -- Visitor (not verified)

    Dyslexia Research Survey – would you like to help?

    Would you like to participate in an online survey about dyslexic identity and dyslexia assessment practices? The survey relates to my doctoral studies. It includes questions aimed at assessment and support professionals, so input from Dyslexia Guild members and trainees would be invaluable.

    Survey link: https://coventryhls.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3CnnsLTYvfqcSZn

    It should take around 10 minutes to complete. Information for participants is included at the start of the survey, and you will be asked to give consent before beginning.

    The study has been granted ethical approval by Coventry University (project reference no. P82581). Please feel free to forward to any colleague who may be interested in participating, as this would be most helpful indeed.

    Kind regards,

    Kate Blundell
    FDG, APC, AMBDA
    Specialist (SpLD) Teacher/Assessor
    Doctoral Researcher
    Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment
    Coventry University
    CV1 5FB

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    Dr Cathy Manning Research request

    4 October, 2019 - 11:02 -- Visitor (not verified)

    Dr Cathy Manning is a researcher at the University of Oxford working with Professor Maggie Snowling, looking at how children make sense of the world around them, and how this is different in children with dyslexia or autism. In particular, she is interested in how children process sensory information and make decisions using this information. For example, it is important to use visual information in order to make a decision about whether to cross a road.

    For this project, she is looking for children with dyslexia aged 6 to 14 years and would like The Dyslexia Guild members to pass the information on to families, and then interested families can get in touch with her to find out more.

    Note that the project has received ethical approval from the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee (reference number: R56348/RE001), and Dr Manning holds a current enhanced DBS clearance for the purpose of conducting research with children.

    How do children with and without developmental conditions process sensory information? Help us find out!

    Researchers at Oxford University are looking at how dyslexic children and autistic children process sensory information and how this compares to children without a developmental condition. We are looking for children aged 6-14 years to take part who have an autism or dyslexia diagnosis, or who have no diagnosed developmental conditions. Children will play a fun computer game where they are asked to work out the direction of a set of moving fireflies. Optionally, while children play the game, they will wear a cap with sensors that listen to their brain waves. This method is called ‘EEG’, and is completely harmless. Nothing comes out of the sensors – we will just be eavesdropping on ongoing brain activity. If children do not want to take part in the EEG, they can still play the computer games without it. We will also do some language and reasoning activities and ask you to complete some brief questionnaires. We can see you and your child after school, at the weekend, or in the school holidays. Families will be given a voucher to thank them for taking part, and we will reimburse travel expenses to the University.

    If you are interested in your child participating, or would like to find out more, please contact Dr Cathy Manning: catherine.manning@psy.ox.ac.uk / 01865 271 442. By getting in touch you are not committing to participate in the study.

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    Adult Literacy tutors required for new television series

    19 September, 2019 - 16:12 -- Visitor (not verified)

    flyer

    The show will feature a number of learners who want to improve their reading, writing, spelling skills and are currently sitting at a literacy level from pre-entry/entry level 1 up to entry level 3.

    Shine TV are looking for individual tutors to work one-on-one with our learners for 4 months (from the w/c 23rd September- late January/ early February) for up to 6 hours per week. These are of course paid positions and they are currently looking for tutors in the following areas:

    • Huddersfield (we would require three separate tutors)
    • Stoke-on-Trent
    • Battersea
    • Ilford
    • Sevenoaks
    • Northern Ireland

    While the tuition will largely take place off-screen, there may be some filming of the lessons and potential brief interviews regarding the learner’s progress.

    Attached flyer with more information, which can also be passed along to any other adult learning tutors that may be interested.

    Anyone who is interested should contact:

    Sophie Fuller
    Assistant Producer
    Shine TV Ltd | 42 Gloucester Avenue | London | NW1 8JD
    T: 020 7483 6609 | Mobile: 07792 059996
    sophie.fuller@shine.tv
    www.shine.tv

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    Free Access Arrangements course

    5 September, 2019 - 16:26 -- Visitor (not verified)

    Real Training is offering a free online course about Exam Access Arrangement updates in September.  For more information see here: https://realtraining.co.uk/free-access-arrangements-update-course.

    With the changes to JCQ regulations now released, the Dyslexia Action Shop can provide the materials you'll need for undertaking the completion of Access Arrangements Form 8's and these are available for purchase with your 10% Guild member discount.  Contact the shop to advise that your account has been set up and activated by calling +44 (0)1784 222339 or emailing shop@dyslexiaaction.org.uk

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