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  1. ehazlehurst1's picture

    Free Access Arrangements Update now live

    18 September, 2018 - 11:41 -- ehazlehurst1

    Please note that our sister company Real Training's online Access Arrangements Update course is now live, and free to access.

    The course comprises a series of instructional videos covering the incoming changes and their implications for access arrangements professionals, including a video on how to complete Form 8.

    In addition there are relevant case studies, multiple choice tests to check you've understood the changes and a discussion forum to ask questions of colleagues, tutors and peers.

    To register, please email and you will receive your log-in details by return.

  2. ehazlehurst1's picture

    Higher Education (HE) Learning Support Specialist required at Exeter College

    18 July, 2018 - 16:18 -- ehazlehurst1

    Please see below for more details about this role.

    Higher Education (HE) Learning Support Specialist

    Salary: £24.88 per hour
    Hours: Variable hours over 3 days
    Contract: Fixed term (up to 1 year)

    Exeter College, as a degree level provider, has been rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework for England. Only a small handful of universities and university level providers have been ranked as Gold. This makes it a very exciting time to join Exeter College, as it looks to expand its HE provision. You could be part of this expansion, and joining a support department that has been graded as outstanding.

    We are looking for proactive, caring and professional people to provide 1:1 or small group study skills support to HE
    learners with specific learning difficulties, and/or mental health issues. This role will require you to work closely with tutors and subject lecturers to help learners succeed on their main programme of study. This is an exciting, challenging and varied role that will suit an experienced professional who is able to work on their own initiative as well as being a highly proactive team player. You must hold a L5 SPLD qualification, as well as a professional membership of Patoss, Dyslexia Guild, BDA or ADSHE.

    Exeter College is a dynamic place to work. We are in the Times top 100 employers and we offer a great range of free staff wellbeing activities ranging from mindfulness to pottery.

    Exeter College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

    Closing date for receipt of application forms: 23rd August 2018
    Interview date: 31 August 2018

    Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS.
    Previous applicants need not apply.
    We do not accept CVs, no agencies please.

    Exeter College is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and access for all, irrespective of age, background, race, gender, religion, ability, disability or sexuality. We welcome applications for employment from the whole community.

    Click here to download the job description

  3. davidhutter's picture

    Free online Learning Course

    9 April, 2018 - 09:52 -- davidhutter
    We are pleased to announce a free online learning course on 'Dyslexia and language teaching’ through the following company 
    The course runs from 16th of April – 13th of May 2018 (4 weeks, 4 hours a week*).
    This exciting course is offered by Lancaster University in cooperation with FutureLearn and takes place over four weeks entirely online.
    It is aimed at English language teachers, teachers of modern foreign languages, teacher trainers, educators and trainee teachers who are interested in how they can accommodate and cater for the needs of students with dyslexia in foreign/second language classrooms. In this course, which is based on the award-winning materials of the Dystefl project you can find out about the nature of dyslexia and how it affects the learning of additional languages. You can explore a variety of useful techniques, including recent computer-assisted tools that you can take into the classroom to help students with dyslexia in acquiring another language.
    Lead educators Dr.Judit Kormos, Dr.Anne Margaret Smith and Dr.Bimali Indrarathne give practical guidance and advice on enhancing the phonological awareness, vocabulary knowledge and reading skills of dyslexic language learners. The materials and tasks in the course can be applied for various age groups of dyslexic students and for a variety of language learning contexts including the teaching of English as a foreign/second language and the teaching of modern foreign languages. Enrolment is now open 
    You will be pleased to know that Professor Judit Kormos will also be presenting a paper at our 
    Dyslexia Guild Conference on 28 June 2018
    Book our conference before 4th May for an Early Bird discount.  More details can be found here:
    *Please note the future learn course may be used as part of your yearly CPD log IF a Certificate of Achievement is uploaded into your record.  The future learn course is NOT part or cannot be counted as part of any of the Dyslexia Action CPD Pathways.
  4. grodrigo's picture

    New Guild Logo

    11 December, 2017 - 15:52 -- grodrigo

    guild logo


    We are pleased to announce the winning design of our Dyslexia Guild Logo poll.  We are thrilled to have a specific identity for the Guild.  Going forward we will provide members with guidelines and permissions on how they may use the Guild logo in their work setting.

    The Dyslexia Guild is now a part of Real Group Ltd who are keen for the membership organisation to continue to grow and flourish under their care.  Whilst we are very sorry to see the end of the charitable arm of Dyslexia Action, the name has been retained and will continue as a training provider for UK and international professionals.  We look forward to new initiatives and new challenges in the year ahead but always with a view to supporting specialist teachers, assessors and support staff in the valuable work they do.