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    Dyslexia Action Training - Winner Teach Secondary Awards

    16 October, 2020 - 13:40 -- sslaven1

    We are a Winner! We are now able to announce, with an enormous amount of excitement, that our Dyslexia and Literacy CPD programme is the 3-star WINNER in the CPD category of the Teach Secondary Awards 2020!

    Our sister company Real Training was also a finalist for Teach Secondary Awards 2020 for their Certificate in Psychometric Testing, Assessment & Access Arrangements (CPT3A) qualification.

    The Teach Company Awards are designed to help teachers seek the very best educational resources, and the finalists and winners are decided by a panel of education experts, based on how the entries score in key areas such as originality and educational impact.

    See: dyslexiaaction.org.uk/news/
    See the winning programme: dyslexiaaction.org.uk/primary-and-secondary-spld-practitioner-teacher-qualifications/

  2. jvalentine1's picture

    CPD New Course: The Emotionally Connected Classroom

    29 September, 2020 - 13:29 -- jvalentine1

    Dyslexia Action NEW Social Emotional and Mental Heath (SEMH) Level 5 CPD Programme short courses are designed to strengthen the expertise and confidence of SENCo’s, teachers, teaching assistants, and support tutors in order to ensure the progress and achievement of children/adults with special educational needs. CPD courses allow professionals to develop and enhance their current skills and understanding.  For further details click here

     

    Please note: that our CPD Short Courses: Beyond Dyslexia and Literacy do not count as suitable CPD for ADG FE/HE members until you have at least completed the Certificate in Supporting Adults with Dyslexia and Co-occurring Difficulties (DACRT56).

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    Vacancies for zero hours Specialist Study and Strategy Support Tutors at Loughborough University.

    9 September, 2020 - 16:50 -- jvalentine1

    Tutors will have the opportunity to work remotely using Microsoft Teams. The closure date has now been extended to 20th September.  More details here: https://vacancies.lboro.ac.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=695833J51B&WVID=5913100PrZ&LANG=USA

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    National Tutoring Programme (NTP) update and survey

    18 August, 2020 - 11:40 -- sslaven1
    The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) is a new large £350m DfE programme which is being organised through a collaboration of five charities – the Education Endowment Foundation, Sutton Trust, Impetus, Nesta and Teach First.
     
    The NTP will soon be appointing 50 organisations to offer tutoring to schools beginning on the 1st of November. The NTP aims to support teachers and schools in providing a sustained response to the coronavirus pandemic and to provide a longer-term contribution to closing the attainment gap. Participating schools will be able to decide which of their pupils will most benefit from additional support, and which type of support is more suitable.
    Schools will choose a Tuition Partner to work with and identify students requiring tutoring. 
    Over the past few weeks we [The Dyslexia Guild, British Dyslexia Association (BDA), Patoss and Helen Arkell] have been meeting with the new National Tutoring Programme to help us understand their objectives and explore how we might contribute. It is clear that whilst they also want to help support young people who may have fallen behind academically they are also hoping to use this significant initiative to evaluate and build the evidence base about what time of tutoring and individual and small group teaching is most effective. 
    We have, therefore, come to see this as an opportunity to demonstrate the positive difference our members can make to the attainment of children and young people. It is also a positive response to the crisis and will help ensure the children that need our support most will receive it. 
    The Dyslexia Guild, BDA, Patoss and Helen Arkell are concurrently asking all their members whether there is interest in us jointly bidding to become one of the approved tutoring organisations. 
    Please note that it will not be possible to access the NTP funds without being formally linked to an approved organisation - also referred to as a Tuition Partner. 
    Before we commit to bidding we would like to garner the interest of members in taking part in this initiative as tutors. Please note that the current thinking is that tutors would be engaged on a self-employed basis.
    If you are listed on our websites as providing tuition please be aware that you may also be contacted by other tutoring organisations who are bidding for this work.
     
    At this stage we would like you to please express an interest and to say how many tutoring hours in principle you could offer each week. We will not hold you to this response! It is however important for us to know that there is significant interest before we prepare a bid.
    Please respond using the link below, as soon as possible, and by Friday 28th August at the latest. Your responses will help us decide whether to continue with our potential joint bid. 
    Google form to express your interest https://forms.gle/awzf5QBhKEJpYW5P8
     
    If you are not  interested in being linked with our initiative you can register your interest directly with the National Tutoring Programme, https://nationaltutoring.org.uk/contact-us for other potential Tuition Partners to contact.
    Please note that an organisation is likely to require you to tutor in their particular method. 
     
    We welcome this opportunity and we hope that it will make a positive contribution to children and young people.
     
    Yours sincerely
    Mark Turner, MD of Real Group and The Dyslexia Guild
    Gillian Ashley, Interim CEO of BDA
    Lynn Greenwold, CEO of Patoss
    Andy Cook, CEO of Helen Arkell
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    Research project on Dyslexia in the Workplace

    7 August, 2020 - 16:15 -- jvalentine1

    Sarah Wissing, a research student at Birbeck University is looking for individuals with dyslexia to participate in a research project find out more about their experiences in the workplace in order to find out what the barriers might be to disclosure and seeking support. This is done by a short interview (depending on how much the individual has to say) over Zoom.  See the attached Information Sheet for more details

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