Oldham College has actually gathered the leading reward for Teacher Development in Digital Technology at nasen’s sixth yearly awards. The college was taken into the spotlight at a glittering event at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham for its exceptional work in helping students with unique educational needs and/or impairments(SEND)and finding out distinctions prosper and achieve. The awards are hosted by nasen– the National Association for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities– and supported by sponsors Scanning Pens, who is likewise the awards heading sponsor, Axcis Education, and official awards media partner, Schools Week. nasen is the leading membership charity that supports kids and young people with SEND to reach their full potential, whilst being a champion, pal and protector of the SEND workforce. Scooping nasen’s Award for Teacher Development in Digital Accessibility, Oldham College was acknowledged for its dedication and dedication to inclusivity through making use of assistive innovation. Supplemented by the introduction of an Assistive Technologist at the college, within the academic year & 2021-22, over 1,100 staff and students were using assistive technology to help enhance literacy achievement, establish confidence, motivate independent learning, and trial brand-new tools and resources that might benefit students on an everyday basis, consisting of the development of a Dyslexia Innovation Hub and usage of text-scanning C-Pens in GCSE examinations. Oldham College joined 17 other

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    #local-grid-41835 > li.last #local-grid-41835 > li.last + li @media just screen and (max-width:290 px ) Alun Francis, Chief Executive and Principal at Oldham College, said:”This is another great achievement for our Additional Learning Support staff and we are really happy to have won this award.

    “Our ALS group has acquired a national reputation for the creative ways in which they support our students.

    “Assistive technology is a vital part of that innovation and continuous improvement which makes sure our students can access and comprehend all the abilities, knowledge and behaviours they need to prosper.”

    President of nasen, Annamarie Hassall MBE, stated: “Oldham College must be very proud of what they have actually achieved.

    “Our judges were happy to reward their creation of a full suite of software to aid difficulties with reading, spelling and writing– in addition to their extra learning support group and Assistive Technology champs, providing concentrated assistance, empowering students throughout the mainstream school.”

    She continued: “We received a fantastic variety of nominations for the awards this year and it has actually been a great honour to identify and reward individuals who are making a real distinction for SEND.

    “We quite hope the inclusive work of our winners, who exceed and beyond every day to help children and young people flourish, will motivate more fantastic work in the sector moving forward, and assist strengthen our neighborhood’s sense of unity, cooperation and possibilities.”

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