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‘Ask the Expert’ – Technology and Access Arrangements Q&A

When it comes to using technology as part of exam access arrangements, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the JCQ rules and guidance that may ultimately be preventing students from receiving the best arrangements for their needs.    

In this free webinar we’ll be joined by Literacy Solutions founder Sara Graham, a Senior Dyslexia Consultant who supports many schools with access arrangement procedures, to bust some myths and shed some light on those all-important do’s, don’ts, and best practice questions. For example:

  • How do I know which products I’m allowed to use?
  • How extensively should technology be used as their ‘usual way of working’?
  • Are students with poor handwriting entitled to any additional support?
  • Can we use Chromebooks or iPads in exams?

To ensure that you get the most out of this session, please add any specific questions that you have for Sara when you register, and we’ll cover as many as we can!

Attendees can join the webinar from 3:30pm BST onwards, but it will start promptly at 3:45pm BST.

Click on the link to register: Monday 4th July 2022 - 3:45pm to 4:15pm BST

About our speaker

Sara Graham

Sara Graham has over 20 years of teaching experience in a range of settings, gaining specialist dyslexia teaching and assessment qualifications and AMBDA accreditation in 2012. Following this she was seconded as a Senior Lecturer to Edge Hill University to work on a Specialist Dyslexia Programme for teachers. After setting up Literacy Solutions, she continued to work with Edge Hill on the Dyslexia Programme and offered training for educational professionals in a range of areas including dyslexia and dyscalculia. Since gaining APC status in 2013, she has carried out diagnostic assessments for Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) and is qualified to screen for visual stress.

Sara currently works with a number of schools where one of her main roles is carrying out the testing for exam access arrangements, as well as helping to fill out the necessary forms. She also offers advice and support for those who have less experience and are new to the SENCo role.