February 2000

No 27

Part-Day Conference

Saturday 12 February 2000

9.00 am to 2.30 pm

Fraser Noble Hall, 2 University Road, University of Leicester

The Conference will be of special interest to parents, governors, head teachers, teachers and other professionals in the field of Special Educational Needs during this year when Dyslexia has become a focus. The work done in promoting the concept of the "Dyslexia Friendly School" by the conference's principal speaker Cliff Warwick and his team in the City and County of Swansea has attracted national attention.

The University of Leicester's School of Education Continuing Professional Development unit, in conjunction with the local branch of the United Kingdom Reading Association and the Leicestershire Dyslexia Association, are promoting the part-day conference in the Fraser Noble Hall on Saturday 12 February from 9.00 am until 2.30 pm.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear Cliff Warwick, Special Needs Adviser for the City and County of Swansea and members of his advisory team describe and discuss the work they have been doing in the local education authority to help children with dyslexia. Their work aims to equip every school in the authority to be in a position to identify the problem and deal with it by sympathetic teaching and support.

There will be two presentations, one by Cliff Warwick himself entitled "The Dyslexia Friendly L.F.A." and the other by Debbie Avington and Enid Jones on "Dyslexia Friendly Education". The emphasis will be practical throughout and will focus on good practice in the school and classroom environment. There will also be a series of smaller workshop sessions on:

Before lunch:

  • Primary Classroom Strategies
  • Secondary Whole School Approach
  • Strategies adopted by the L.F.A.
  • After lunch:

  • Classroom based assessment for the primary age group
  • Developing phonological awareness
  • Organisational skills
  • Delegates will have the opportunity to choose which workshop sessions they wish to attend.

    This is the eleventh conference in the series "Sharing Good Practice" which is organised jointly by the University's Continuing Professional Development unit, the local branch of the United Kingdom Reading Association, Leicestershire Dyslexia Association and Aubrey Hart Associates.

    The conference fee, which includes the cost of refreshments, is 45 with a 5 reduction for members of the above named association plus members of N.A.S.E.N. and the second and subsequent applications from the same school or college.

    For any further information please contact Morag Hunter-Carsch on 0116 252 3688, or email wc4@le.ac.uk

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