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    Created on Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    £1.5m is now available for schools and clusters to help reduce barriers to learning for learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes learners with additional support needs.  The fund aims to help enhance a school's capacity to: address barriers to learning caused by...

    Created on Wednesday, 05 November 2014. Posted by Joanna Courtney

    Do these sound familiar? In everyday activity and play, I explore and make choices to develop my learning and interests. I am encouraged to use and share my experiences. HWB 0-19a I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 0-14a ...

    Created on Monday, 03 March 2014. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Literacy is a mandatory Unit for all learners at National 3 and 4 and assessment covers the skills of reading, writing, talking and listening. Where reading is being explicitly assessed, the use of human reader is not permitted, and similarly, where writing is being assessed, a scribe cannot be used...

    Created on Monday, 21 February 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    A few years ago Aileen MacIntyre, who teaches at Croftcroighn School in Glasgow, produced some 'symbolised' versions of Oxford Reading Tree books for pupils in the school who were struggling to learn to read. Aileen's books and work was featured in Examples of Best Practice in the 2007 Books for A...

    Created on Tuesday, 25 January 2011. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Today is Burns Night and so we'll all be reading, reciting and singing songs from the bard. You can even download a free App to help you remember the words and find out what they mean (See An App's an App for a that). So, I was thinking, what about children who use voice output communication aid...

    Created on Monday, 22 November 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    During November 2010, all Primary 1 children in Scotland will receive a free copy of Manfred the Baddie from the Scottish Book Trust. Manfred won the 0-7 age category of the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books last year, and over 11,000 children voted in this age group. The books will ...

    Created on Monday, 12 July 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    On 28th May we blogged that the CLA announced a new Print Disability Licence to replace the 'VIP' licence, and today we received our copy of this new licence. Why is this good news? Well, the Print Disability Licence is for: "an educational establishment or a body that is not conducted for ...

    Created on Monday, 24 May 2010. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Accessible Text: Guidelines for Good Practice, is a new publication from CALL Scotland on 'how to' produce accessible resources.  Making your learning materials accessible to pupils with disabilities or additional support needs is not only good practice but is also necessary to meet equalit...

    Created on Tuesday, 29 September 2009. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    PowerPoint copy of presentation by Paul Nisbet and Stuart Aitken at the Scottish Learning Festival on 24th September 2009....