A Level Lessons: supporting dyslexic learners through their A Levels
Kristina Symons, Head of Learning Support, shares some top tips for supporting dyslexic learners through their A Level courses; these students can face particular challenges with the higher order skills these courses require. This article originally appeared in 'SecEd' in May 2016 and in 'Special' in November 2016.
Research has shown that dyslexic learners with high academic ability are most likely to display learning difficulties for the first time when working at an advanced level. This article discusses some of these challenges and how they might present in the classroom, and goes on to detail ten strategies for supporting dyslexic learners in Key Stage 5.
Read the article here - A Level lessons Special November 2016
Other - 11 Jul 2017 Gold AND Silver Member Only
Schools have an important role to play in promoting social and emotional wellbeing and in responding to mental health difficulties in their pupils. Here are links to several tools which schools could use to support them in this work.
Guidance - 23 May 2017 Silver AND Gold Member Only
This resource has questions for school governors or trustees to ask their SENCO and other senior executive leaders about SEND.
Guidance - 03 Mar 2017
2E ('twice exceptional') children are those children with SEND who are also exceptionally able in a particular area; these children's needs are often not identified and met, which means that we may be missing out on their talents and potential. This article, originally published in 'Special' in September 2016, looks into this area in more detail, including nasen's links with Professor Stephen Hawking.