School Leaders

School Leaders, Teachers

What does good SEND provision look like?

As an Accredited Attachment Lead who has been trained by Whole School SEND to review MATs using the MAT Review Guide, current practising SENDCO Aimee Cave explores SEND provision, diagnostics, intervention types and the new Ofsted framework…

School Leaders, Teachers

Classroom support for Generation Z

With over 25 years’ leadership and teaching experience, Nicola Hankey a year 5 teacher and SEND Co-ordinator discusses how the classroom environment has changed over the years, explaining that it is time to alter the way we approach and deliver successful interventions for generation ‘Z’…

School Leaders, Teachers, Technology

Diagnostic Assessments – When is the right time?

Diagnostic assessments are the only way in which dyslexia can be formally identified. By providing a clear picture of someone’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses they can pave the way for more effective support, whilst also providing evidence for access arrangements, funding applications or even employment adjustments. But, how do you know when it is the right time to refer your child or pupil for a diagnostic assessment?

School Leaders, Technology

Can AI improve literacy rates?

In the following blog post, Bernadette McLean the former Principal of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, discusses how new technology can help teachers to dig deeply into what is really going on when children read, paving the way for the much earlier identification of literacy barriers in the classroom.

School Leaders, Teachers, Technology

Lexplore Analytics at Bett 2020!

For the first time at Bett (stand NJ58), we will unveil a secondary school version of our unique assessment which uses the latest in AI and eye tracking technology to help teachers accurately assess attainment and spot children encountering difficulties within minutes…

School Leaders, Teachers, Technology

Reflecting on my first term at Lexplore!

Earlier this year we were thrilled to welcome Dona Stevenson, who after 14 years working with the British Dyslexia Association, joined the Lexplore team as our Training and Education Specialist. In the following post Donna reflects on how first term at Lexplore has certainly whizzed by, in a frenzy of meeting schools, learning about AI and eye tracking technology, as well as attending TES SEN South and launching an exciting webinar programme!

Parents, School Leaders, Teachers

A Dyslexia Friendly Environment!

As the old saying goes, ‘knowledge is power’ so think about how much you know about dyslexia. If your answer is ‘not much’, then Dyslexia Awareness Week could be a great time to improve your knowledge! The British Dyslexia Association’s website is a great place to start, with articles, webinars and more information to help you become more Dyslexia aware! As a Dyslexia Smart organisation, we have created the following list of top tips with our Training and Education Specialist Donna Stevenson, which you can follow to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your classroom…

School Leaders, Teachers

Reading for pleasure – The whole-school approach!

For the prolific reader, it might be difficult to imagine a time before books. However, it certainly isn’t the case that we were all born with an inherent love of literature. In fact, the reading journey is something which is very personal and different for every individual. At this years Building Identities, Building Readers weekend we asked librarians, teachers, SENCOs and literacy experts which tools were required to help create and drive a whole-school reading for pleasure culture…