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British Dyslexia Association criticises new GCSE plans

Government changes to GCSEs which scrap continuous assessment in favour of final exams at the end of two years in England have been criticised by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) saying that measuring achievement solely on final exams will greatly … Continue reading

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Government announces £9k bursaries for SEN teaching graduates

The Government has announced that graduates looking to specialise in Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching could be eligible for bursaries of up to £9,000 to help fund initial teacher training. The funds are designed to encourage graduates to teach in … Continue reading

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Personal Independence Payment – guide to making a claim

This year has seen many changes to the welfare system including the introduction of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a new benefit, which is beginning to replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and which will help towards some of the … Continue reading

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Access to Work scheme expanding to include support for traineeships

Access to Work, the government scheme providing funding towards the extra costs disabled people face in work, is being expanded to include support for traineeships.  The extra support is designed to give disabled people more help to gain the skills … Continue reading

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House of Lords discusses making apprenticeships accessible to dyslexic people

Lord Addington, vice-president of the British Dyslexia Association, recently asked a question in the House of Lords about making apprenticeships accessible to dyslexic people. People applying for apprenticeships with dyslexia are faced with the difficulty of a written assessment at … Continue reading

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