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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

Outreach for Schools

Supporting LiteracyDyslexia Awareness at The Unicorn School

After a very successful celebration of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018, The Unicorn School would like to invite any SENCOs/class teachers/TAs to join us on Monday 1st October (FULL) and Wednesday 27th February 2019 to attend a Dyslexia Awareness Morning for KS3/4.  We would like to offer you the opportunity to come and see how we teach in a dyslexia friendly way, by observing some of our lessons.  The programme will be as follows:

 

8.50am:           Arrive at The Unicorn School

9.00am:           Talk on ‘What is Dyslexia?’

9.30am:           Observe lessons including Study Skills, Maths, English and Science

11.00am:         Coffee Break

11.30am:         More lesson observations

12.00pm:         Talk on 'Strategies to Help Dyslexic Children in the Classroom’

12.30pm:         End of the morning

 

On Friday 5th October 2018 (FULL), Friday 16th November 2018 (FULL), Friday 25th January 2019 (FULL),  Friday 1st March 2019 (FULL) and Friday 22nd March 2019 (FULL) we are running a similar programme for KS2/3.   The programme will be as follows:

 

8.50am:           Arrive at The Unicorn School

9.00am:           Talk on ‘What is Dyslexia?'

9.30am:           Observe 1:1 lessons

11.00am:         Coffee Break

11.30am:         More 1:1 lesson observations

12.00pm:         Talk on 'Strategies to Help Dyslexic Children in the Classroom’

12.30pm:         End of the morning

We would be delighted if you and/or any class teachers or teaching assistants are able to attend.  If you are not able to stay for the whole morning, just let me know.  If you would like to book or want more information, please email: registrar@unicornoxford.co.uk

We will be running some more programmes in the next academic year, 2019-2020.

Partnerships with Schools

Unicorn School teachers continue to visit local primary and secondary schools, delivering presentations to teachers, teaching assistants and parents of children who have literacy difficulties. 

Staff who have attended sessions commented that they now have more insight as to what dyslexia is, how it effects a child in the classroom and what they can do to support children’s learning.

This term we are visiting Mary Hare School, Littlemore Primary School, John Henry Newman Academy, Windmill Primary School and Rush Common Primary School.  

Do you know of or are you from a local school that might be interested in an Outreach visit or INSET day? Then please contact us by emailing: clare.roberts@unicornoxford.co.uk