Mixed Ability

Too clever for your own clogs

The current government and dear old Michael Wilshaw, despite no evidence that it is efficacious, have toyed with the idea of making it a legal obligation for schools to set from the age of 14. The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) and OECD’s PISA report show that stratification in the education system appears to show no benefit.  While …

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Dyslexia – How to help in Secondary School

Dyslexia – How to Help in Secondary School   My last blog explained the current definition for Dyslexia/Rose’09.  http://julesdaulby.com/2014/10/23/dyslexia-what-is-it/ . Next week I will look at Dyslexia – How to help in Primary What are the Indicators? requested by @suecowley will be the following week.   ‘If you get SEN right in school you raise …

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Are Coloured Overlays evil? Asking the right questions

I was pleased to see this, http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5160/rr/763235, arguing coloured overlays can help reading speed. But there is also this, http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5160/rr/763262; here the author argues that dyslexia charities should be more honest about the efficacy of coloured overlays and categorise them under alternative therapies. I’m inclined to agree with this too. Coloured Overlays get a bad press …

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