Month: August 2017
JCQ Access Arrangement Update
It is that time in the education calendar when the latest Access Arrangement regulations are updated from the JCQ. Having read through the updated regulations this last week I thought it might be helpful to bring to your attention a few of the highlights that I have noted have appeared and to offer a relevant … Continued
Supporting Pupils In The Transition From Primary To Secondary School
The transition from primary to secondary school can have a considerable impact on pupils’ lives. They will be facing many changes such as navigating their way around a new, often larger building, taking on new subjects and meeting new students. It is therefore unsurprising that 65% of pupils have stated that they feel anxious about … Continued
An Interview With Connect’s Lead Braille Designer
What does it take to learn braille? Connect’s Lead Braille Designer, Emilia discusses the learning process and describes what a typical day in the studio is like. Can you tell us a bit more about your role at connect? As Lead Braille Designer, I oversee the modifications, transcription, and quality control of all braille products. … Continued
What Should Pupils Do If They Fail Their GCSEs?
With exam results rapidly approaching, the next week is sure to be a stressful time for pupils who have recently taken their GCSEs. However, failing an exam is not the end of the world. There are many options available to students if they don’t obtain their desired marks. Talk to the school The first step … Continued
Everything You Need To Know About The New GSCE Results
It is estimated that the Government has spent nearly £400,000 on publicising the new GCSE system. However, there is still confusion as to exactly what these changes are and the impact that they will have on pupils who are waiting to receive exam results next week. Read on for answers to common questions that parents … Continued
Which Accessible Formats Are Suitable For Your Organisation?
RNIB statistics have shown that half of blind or partially sighted people feel “moderately” or “completely” cut off from the world around them. They also predict that by 2050 the number of people with sight loss in the UK will double to nearly 4M, while a recent Action on Hearing Loss report indicates that the number … Continued
Do You Know A Child That Suffers From Maths Anxiety?
What is maths anxiety? “I hate maths!” is not an uncommon sentiment to hear in any classroom. However, studies have shown that maths anxiety is a real condition that goes far beyond pupils simply not enjoying working with numbers. Defined by Mark Ashcraft as “a feeling of tension, apprehension, or fear that interferes with math … Continued
Ways To Encourage Children To Learn Over The Summer
A survey carried out last June by Explore Learning revealed that, of the 2,000 parents interviewed, 74% believed that their children’s academic abilities had declined over the summer holidays. 21% also felt that their child was less engaged in their studies when they did return to school. It is important to encourage children to continuously … Continued
How To Make Your Organisation More Accessible
It’s important to make sure your website and company literature is accessible for everyone, particularly those with disabilities. Our tips below highlight several ways you can make sure that everyone can access your content. Website Content Alternative Text Screen readers used by those with visual impairments have no way of processing images, therefore it’s important … Continued