The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.
The Professional Association for Teachers and Assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). Parents, teachers and other professionals can find information on the website about SpLD and download resources.
Take a look at the Free Downloadable Resources for Parents and Teachers
Support pupils by accessing the fantastic free resources on the Sounds Write website
Why do tracking activities?
These activities are designed to improve left to right directionality, visual discrimination and letter (spelling)/word memory. They can also help with fine motor and hand‐eye coordination. Tracking activities are also designed to support the teaching of scanning and locating.
Great Multi sensory Teaching Idea-
Fantastic popular resource to use to supplement an evidence based intervention for spelling – LEGO For spelling.
Colour code the Consonants and vowels and use the different sizes of Lego to help pupils remember the shape of the word.
Google Lego for spelling for more ideas 💡
Help to learn spellings by learning the shape of the word
We have been lucky to have worked in over 30 schools in Middlesbrough, Stockton, North Yorkshire and Redcar and Cleveland, undertaking –
Literacy assessments – testing for Dyslexia
Maths assessments – investigating possible Dyscalculia
Access arrangement testing for concessions at GCSE and A levels and supporting Primary Schools with the suitability of concessions for Year 6 pupils
Delivering Dyslexia Friendly Classroom training
Delivering Inference Intervention training
Delivering Dyscalculia training
Auditing provision and providing advice and training to make provision even better
Supporting new SENDCos in their role across the age ranges
Private assessments following requests from parents
We look forward to establishing positive working relationships with new schools and will endeavour to provide a first class reliable service to our existing schools.
The long awaited new data protection form was launched by JCQ this week, the form is compliant with GDPR. Any applications made from now use the new data protection form – there is no need to replace existing signed old data protection forms.
The form can be downloaded here or on the JCQ website.
The deadline for Online Applications is fast approaching – 21st February 2019. Before any online submission is made, SENDCos need to have the evidence in place to demonstrate this is the candidates usual way of working and have the assessment results from a qualified assessor.
Once a submission has been made and approval is given, JCQ inspectors will request to see the following –
- A copy of the assessors qualification
- Signed data protection form
- Completed form 8 (where applicable) – signed by the SENDCo and the qualified assessor
- Evidence to demonstrate history of need AND that is the usual way of working, for example, if a student is eligible for additional time – provide a timed piece of work where the candidate has changed the colour of their pen during additional time. Evidence can include – student views, teacher views, IEP/student pen portrait, teacher checklist to indicate need, Specialist Teaching Service reports.
- Approval from the JCQ for the arrangements
- Policy – School Access Arrangement Policy & Word Processing Policy
If you would like some support with Access Arrangement Testing or help with understanding the requirements please get in touch