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    27 January, 2021 - 16:00 -- sslaven1

    Dr.Philip MacMillian, an Educational Psychologist, is looking to recruit children (and adults) from 9 years old who have a diagnosis of dyslexia or who are not making good progress in reading with their current level of support. This is an innovative remedial reading programme at the Graduate School of Education Learning Lab under the direction of Prof.Brahm Norwich.

    Spaces are limited.

    The method (Own Voice Intensive Phonics- OVIP) uses the learner's own voice recorded in a specific way to deliver the lessons, which are practiced at home via a laptop or other device, it has been shown to be very effective.  Routinely word recognition skills increase by 2-3 years by programme end.

    The lessons, which are delivered online in a one-to-one setting using the free version of Vsee Messenger or similar and take approximately 20 minutes.  The recorded lesson is emailed out for further practice at home. Lessons are delivered usually on a Saturday/ Sunday or by prior arrangement at other times.  There is no charge, but it is required that parent and child attend an initial online interview.  Philip will pre-test and post-test each participant. A report on each learner’s progress will be provided at programme end.  Adults and Homeschoolers welcome.

    Email Philip  with any questions.  More details or

  2. jvalentine1's picture

    Calibre Audio is participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge

    2 December, 2020 - 11:36 -- jvalentine1

    Calibre Audio is participating in The Big Give Christmas Challenge this year (the biggest match funding event in the UK which raises millions of pounds for charity).

    They are aiming to raise £12,000 to add 48 new titles to their collection, and have created a digital advent calendar with a brilliant new adult and young member audiobook for each day of advent.

    For many Calibre Audio members, the service is the only way that they can access books so the fundraising campaign is a fantastic opportunity to add great new titles to the collection and keep reading open to all.

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    National Tutoring Programme (NTP) update - November 2020

    6 November, 2020 - 10:05 -- jtrisnan


    Update - applies to full Associate (ADG), Member (MDG) and Fellows (FDG) who are eligible to work in schools.

    We are excited about the opportunity to provide tuition for children and young people who might not otherwise receive the support they need at this time.

    The Professional Tutoring Partnership is seeking to engage 175 freelance tutors.  In the first instance, we will be contacting the 400+ professional members of Patoss, BDA or The Dyslexia Guild who originally replied to our survey seeking tutors interested in tutoring with the Professional Tutoring Partnership. We are looking for tutors who share our commitment to supporting disadvantaged learners and who wish to deliver the PTP tuition programme. Our 15hrs tuition programme has a key focus on developing learner engagement and strategies for independent learning and includes the development of skills for writing and/or numeracy.

    This is our first round of tutor engagement and your form needs to be with us by midday on Monday 9th November noon. We may open a second round with a specific call for tutors in particular regions.
    Use this link to apply  NTP Tutor application form

    Our new model, approved by the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) assumes that 175 tutors will work across approximately 250 schools dotted around the country. To tutor our current NTP allocation of 4584 pupils we require experienced tutors delivering an average of 7 hours of tutoring a week non-stop over two terms. This is an average and the distribution of hours over the two terms may differ and some tutors may do more and some may do fewer hours. Being able to offer more hours will help us deliver our allocation before the deadline.

    From 2nd November schools started contacting us to request PTP tuition. All schools are requesting tuition to take place in schools, in line with Government regulations regarding Covid-19 and following each school's safety guidelines. We may develop an online option later in this project, with the support of the NTP.

    If there are schools you are already working in or a local Special School or an Alternative Provision near you please bring do bring this opportunity for subsidised tuition to the school’s attention THIS WEEK.

    Please share the website with schools.

    For more information click on the Tutor Application Form
    NTP Tutor application form

    We hope you are willing and able to provide Professional Tutoring Partnership tuition!

    Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.  If you have specific questions please don't hesitate to get in contact or phone: 0203 475 2021. 

  4. sslaven1's picture

    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 the winning programme:

  5. 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).