Thursday, 28 April 2011

What's happening to F.E. provision for adults with a learning disability ?

Like many of us Mencap have noticed that access to further education for adults with a learning disability seems to have been cut . They have commissioned NIACE to find out the facts.

Peter Lavender, Deputy Chief Executive at NIACE, said:

"NIACE is delighted to support our partner in Mencap with this important piece of research. As survey evidence has shown in recent years, there is a real disquiet about the provision of learning opportunities for adults with learning disabilities once they reach adulthood. Hopefully this study will provide Mencap with some hard evidence of the impact of funding changes and the value learners place on their provision."

Read more on the NIACE website

Your views in the comments section are welcome (they can be anonymous)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The end of Teachers TV

On the 29th April Teachers TV will close following the termination of the Teachers TV contract .
This means all the Teachers TV links on my blog will no longer work.
The Department for Education (DfE) will make all Teachers TV programmes available to distributors but as yet I can't find anyone offering them.

This might be a good time to download your favourite programmes
Mine will include:
Aspergers Syndrome on Teachers TV

Intensive Interaction Reaching Ricky

Understanding Aspergers Syndrome

My crazy Life Changing Reuben

Four Special Lives

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Preparing for the vote

Values into Action Scotland has a simple to use guide explaining why it is important to vote.
Skillsworkshop blog has some links and comments on the new Easy Read referendum resources.

Royal wedding Symbol Resource

Widgit has a free Royal Wedding Pack pack to download which includes
  • Vocabulary Sheets
  • Information Sheets
  • Timeline for the order of events
  • Wordsearch and Crossword activities
Makaton also have a free pack to download with signs and symbols for the Royal Wedding

TES has a Royal Family Tree which works well with Entry 1 students

Teaching News has a list of possible resources to use