School Leaders

School Leaders, Teachers

Overcoming language barriers for EAL pupils

Picture a child in your classroom who is new to English, brimming with ideas, ready to learn and desperate to join in, yet lacking the words they need to fully engage with their learning. This child and many others like them may have joined your class halfway through the year, and now it’s your job to unlock their potential and give them a flying start to their learning journey. It’s a challenging scenario, and one faced by schools up and down the country. So what can you do to make a positive difference to EAL pupils whether they stay for six months or six years?

School Leaders, Teachers

The Summer School Series by Lexplore Analytics!

This Summer Term, teachers across the country have worked harder than ever before trying to maintain a high level of teaching in the face of school closures and the COVID-19 pandemic! As the end of this challenging term approaches, many teachers, parents and children alike will be looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the holidays.

School Leaders, Teachers

Shifting the reading culture!

Encouraging a love of reading is hugely beneficial for all pupils, including those with SEND. But it requires the space and the time to focus on books! How can schools create and drive a reading culture? Aimee Cave, SENCo and assistant head explains how they are achieving it in their school…

School Leaders, Teachers

School work re-imagined!

The Dekko technique encourages children to focus on the things they love. It shows them how to be creative and have fun with subject matter that they might struggle to engage with. Dekko’s educational comics turn school curriculum content into engaging and accessible material, helping to smash barriers to reading and learning. The comics are colourful, funny and especially helpful to visual learners and those living with dyslexia, ADHD and autism.

School Leaders, Teachers

Why formal learning should wait!

As schools begin opening their doors again after many weeks of lockdown, it seems natural to focus on returning to familiar routines and getting pupils back up to speed with their learning. But as discussed by Dave Whyley in his recent EdWire Article, Covid-19 has changed the face of education and formal learning needs to wait!

School Leaders, Teachers

Dyscalculia: Definitions and Beyond!

During these difficult times, a lot of us are finding that we have more time than usual to explore new hobbies, research new areas of interest and catch-up on our reading. Here at Lexplore Analytics we are no different, so although we are of course all about reading and literacy, sometimes it’s good to take a break and explore… Numbers!

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’…