I just found out about this today and have joined the movement. rethinkingassessment.com
Why rethink assessment?
It has become increasingly clear that holding high stakes national exams (in the form of GCSEs) during a period of life characterised by increased vulnerability to mental health problems no longer makes sense, and that other forms of assessment might be better aligned with adolescent development.
We still think face to face training is better, however online does have its advantages. This dyslexia friendly teaching strategies webinar was planned when the schools were still open, so it is a twilight session. If you want more details and how to pay please either email email@example.com or phone 01282 618924
We are still open and have checked that Sara and other specialist teachers are now on a Key Worker list. So if you work in a school and have concerns about a child who may be dyslexic or have another SpLD please do contact us. If you are a parent and have concerns about any of your children, please do make contact. Sara also is available to assess adults for DSA or Access to Work. Phone 01282 618924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Before the lockdown we did visit parliament to attend the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties. Yesterday we attended our 3rd meeting, of course online. It was good to listen to the lived experience talks of those adults who at times had negative attitudes toward their dyslexia, and then with the correct support had eventually managed to achieve success. Overall, the meeting made me realize that what we do, especially Sara, is very important and can be life changing for many people. However more needs to be done to identify and help children with SPLDs at a young age.
I have just purchased one of these and 6 more comics. I went to a webinar last week from the founder Rossie Stone. I have followed the Dekko Comic story from the beginning and put some money in the crowd funding pot for the 1st issues to be printed.
We are in the early process of planning and promoting a dyslexia webinar specifically for workplaces, aimed primarily for people who work in human resources. The webinar will focus on dyslexia awareness and how to support employees in the workplace. With dyslexia and other SpLD’s covered under the equality act 2010, our aim is to help both the employer and the employee. It is likely that the webinar will take place in April 2021. If you need any advice in the near future please email email@example.com or phone 01282 618924.