Our SENCO holds an Assessment Practising Certificate which can provide our learners with a dyslexia diagnosis.
With a clear diagnosis, it is possible to tailor learning strategies specific to the type of dyslexia the person displays. Furthermore, schools and colleges in the UK, are required to make special provision for people with a diagnosis, such as extra time to complete exam papers ensuring that education is accessible with the required access arrangements.
We have been working closely with Teach First for about 10 years to deliver great ITT and to also develop leadership pathways.
Working in collaboration with Voice 21
We an Oracy Hub school around Leicester.
We are currently enjoying working with Shenton Primary School, and Charnwood Primary School as a ‘quad’ for raising achievement. We have met at each school and discussed at length with Leadership Teams, self evaluation and school improvement before enjoying tours of each school and gleaning expertise and good practice.
Co Coaching Model
Our 2 Deputy Heads have worked with Catherine Junior School creating a culture of coaching to deepen learning as part their School Improvement Plan,
They work with 2 teachers each session to observe either a Literacy or a Maths lesson with themselves as the coach and the other teacher. Following the observation a quality dialogue takes place as a triad where the coach motivates participants to improve, reflect and develop their practice, rather than seeing a hierarchical structure seeking to impose improvement on them. Colleagues in turn facilitate the development of one another and use the acquired skills in the classroom once the session has finished.
Continuous Provision in Early Years Foundation Stage
We are working with six schools within our Development Group to look at 'Continuous Provision Planning' in conjunction with Mr ABC and seeing it in practice within our Foundation Stage.
Community and Family Welfare Team
Leaders from Uplands Infant School have meet with our Community, Family and Welfare team to discuss organisation and drive around setting up a pivotal and reactive team.