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I am an English Teacher at an SEMH secondary school. My resources cover a wide range of key stages and abilities to cater for the complex needs of my students. Often my resources will be designed to appeal to older students with a lower ability content, but they still work well for younger students also. I have a big interest in Phonics, low ability resources with a high interest level for older students, creating useful displays and making stickers to aid in my marking.

I am an English Teacher at an SEMH secondary school. My resources cover a wide range of key stages and abilities to cater for the complex needs of my students. Often my resources will be designed to appeal to older students with a lower ability content, but they still work well for younger students also. I have a big interest in Phonics, low ability resources with a high interest level for older students, creating useful displays and making stickers to aid in my marking.
Holocaust Memorial Day Video Comprehension Task
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Holocaust Memorial Day Video Comprehension Task

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The comprehension questions are based upon a 30-minute-long CBBC Newsround Special called Holocaust: Finding My Family. The documentary follows the story of 14-year-old Maggie as she travels with her grandfather, Steven, and learns about his experiences of the Holocaust. The documentary is narrated by author, Anthony Horrowitz. The documentary was made to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, but would also be suitable to support any learning relating to World War II or The Holocaust, or as a cover lesson. The question sheets provided come with three levels of differentiation denoted by the stars in the top right corner of the page. An answer sheet is enclosed for easy reference, but there is also a PowerPoint which enables the teacher to review the answers together with the group. This would also be an excellent opportunity to facilitate class discussion. Included within the resource pack: • Comprehension questions differentiated to three levels. • Teacher guidance sheet with answers. • PowerPoint presentation to review answers. At the time of publishing, the documentary was available on the BBC iPlayer. It was also available from the Newsround page here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46932823 Newsround also have a website with links to their other Newsround Special Films: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44074702 This resource was developed for KS3 and KS4 students at an SEMH school with a wide range of abilities, and was designed to be suitable for those working at age appropriate levels, down to those working at KS1 levels. It would also be suitable for older KS2 students. The only limitation here is the potentially upsetting nature of the content. I would recommend viewing the documentary first, to see if you feel it is appropriate for your students. The documentary was made for CBBC, so it has been made with younger viewers in mind.
Access Arrangements Evidence Folder Guidance and Templates SENCo Access Arrangement Assessor
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Access Arrangements Evidence Folder Guidance and Templates SENCo Access Arrangement Assessor

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I am the qualified Access Arrangements Assessor for my school, additionally, I have responsibility for applying for any access arrangements, creating the folder of evidence to support the application, and speaking with the JCQ Inspector during their annual visit. I always receive compliments from the JCQ inspectors on my record keeping, so I thought this would be a useful resource to share with others. This resource breaks down how I put my evidence folder together to support my access arrangements applications. This resource is current from Autumn Term 2018; the applications I put in this term are for my current Year 10s who will be leaving in 2020, and any new starters to Year 11 since lasy year’s applications. This resource includes the following documents: Suggested Access Arrangements Folder List: a list of everything I include in my folder, icluding an explanation of how I put it together and any tips from my experience. Access Arrangements Cover Sheet Template: for the front of your folder. Data Protection Notice: this is available for free from the JCQ website, but I have included the most up to date one here for your convenience. Form 8 Template: this is available for free from the JCQ website, but I have included the most up to date one here for your convenience. Teacher Records Template: to demonstrate normal way of working within your centre. Teacher Records Template Guidance Sheet Teacher Records Worked Example: for your reference Access Arrangements Staff Training: to help support your request for teaching staff to provide reports supporting your application, and to help staff understand access arrangements as a whole. Staff Training Record Sheet Template: which you can use as evidence for JCQ, to show training on Access Arrangements has taken place. I hope you find this useful.
Short Film Comprehension Task Soar Quick Activity or Starter with Extension for Full Lesson Cover
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Short Film Comprehension Task Soar Quick Activity or Starter with Extension for Full Lesson Cover

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A highly engaging quick activity or starter. A young girl who must help a tiny boy pilot fly home before it’s too late I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. This item comes with an extension task to make it into a full lesson. Ideal for a cover lesson. I have used it successfully as a cover lesson on several occasions. I have included some storyboard templates to use with it also. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
Short Film Comprehension Task The Present Quick Activity or Starter
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Short Film Comprehension Task The Present Quick Activity or Starter

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A highly engaging quick activity or starter. A thought provoking short looking at the themes of disability, differences and acceptance. A young boy is given a surprising gift by his mum. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
Look Say Cover Write Check Book Labels
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Look Say Cover Write Check Book Labels

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Look Say Cover Write Check labels for exercise books with visual cues. Useful for pasting into exercise books as a reminder, or a label for the cover of students’ spelling books. Co-ordinates with free Look Say Cover Write Check poster and sticky labels template.
Year 1 Common Exception Words Spelling Lists Look Say Cover Write Check
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Year 1 Common Exception Words Spelling Lists Look Say Cover Write Check

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All of the Year 1 Common Exception Words split into five spelling lists using the look, say, cover, write check format. These lists co-ordinate with the free poster, book labels and adhesive labels template available from my shop. Also available with the Year 2 Common Exception Words and the Statutory spelling lists for Years 3 &4 and 5&6.
Year 2 Common Exception Words Spelling Lists Look Say Cover Write Check
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Year 2 Common Exception Words Spelling Lists Look Say Cover Write Check

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All of the Year 2 Common Exception Words split into eight spelling lists using the look, say, cover, write check format. These lists co-ordinate with the free poster, book labels and adhesive labels template available from my shop. Also available with the Year 1 Common Exception Words and the Statutory spelling lists for Years 3 &4 and 5&6.
Access Arrangements Normal Way of Working Within Centre Template SENCo Access Arrangement Assessor
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Access Arrangements Normal Way of Working Within Centre Template SENCo Access Arrangement Assessor

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I am the qualified Access Arrangements Assessor for my school, additionally, I have responsibility for applying for any access arrangements, creating the folder of evidence to support the application, and speaking with the JCQ Inspector during their annual visit. I always receive compliments from the JCQ inspectors on my record keeping, so I thought this would be a useful resource to share with others. This resource includes the Teacher Record template that I use to demonstrate “normal way of working” within my centre. Additionally I have included: Teacher Record with a worked example for reference A guidance sheet where I explain how I collect these records and put them together A staff training PowerPoint on Access Arrangements that I use with the teaching staff at my school to explain Access Arrangements, and how to complete the teacher records. A staff training sign-in sheet that you can use as eveidence for JCQ to show training on Access Arrangements has taken place. Documents are correct as of Autumn 2018 I have a separate resource which breaks down exactly how I put my Access Arrangements folder together including templates which I use. All of the above is included in that resource, so if you are interested, you can save money by downloading that one directly. Please find in my TES Shop I hope you find this useful
Short Film Comprehension Tasks Bundle Quick Activities or Starters Highly Engaging SEMH
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Short Film Comprehension Tasks Bundle Quick Activities or Starters Highly Engaging SEMH

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A pack of highly engaging quick activities or starters based on short animated films. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters.
Short Film Comprehension Task Sweet Cocoon Quick Activity or Starter
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Short Film Comprehension Task Sweet Cocoon Quick Activity or Starter

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A highly engaging quick activity or starter. An engaging and entertaining short which my students thoroughly enjoyed. They particularly liked the “twist” ending. The 3D animated short called “Sweet Cocoon” is about two insects that decide to help a struggling caterpillar in her metamorphosis. I regularly use these with my secondary age SEMH students, and they love them. They would also work well with younger students. Each activity comes with a link to the short film on YouTube and information about the film. There is standard question sheet and a differentiated version with sentence starters. You can save money by buying all five activities as a bundle.
SCITT ITT Schools Direct Standards/Evidence Folder Guidance Summaries Appendices List
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SCITT ITT Schools Direct Standards/Evidence Folder Guidance Summaries Appendices List

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I had a yearlong salaried placement in Secondary English at my home school, including a half term placement at a different secondary school within my federation. I was graded Outstanding for my teacher training year. I was offered a permanent role at my home school for my NQT year before the end of my first term of training. My placement school also offered to create a permanent role for me, but I chose to continue my employment at my home school. These are the standards summaries and appendices lists for each Teaching Standard that I created for my standards/evidence folder during my training which you may find useful for reference purposes, or to give you an idea on how you might assemble your own folder. I have also included some guidance on how I went about putting my folder together, and how I organised it. Additionally, I have included an acronyms/abbreviation list. I use these throughout my summaries and appendices, and whilst some are very obvious, some may not be. There are eight summaries, eight appendices lists, one guidance sheet and one acronyms sheet.
Dates Days Months Display for Whiteboard with Sound Buttons
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Dates Days Months Display for Whiteboard with Sound Buttons

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Dates, Days of the Week, Months and Years with Sound Buttons or spelling techniques. Cut up and laminate. I blu tac these to a wall or a door and stick onto the whiteboard each day. Useful to help my students write the date in their books. Where sound buttons are not useful I have included an alternative spelling technique.
SCITT ITT Schools Direct Assignments/Essays including Educational Research
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SCITT ITT Schools Direct Assignments/Essays including Educational Research

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SCITT Assignments I had a yearlong salaried placement in Secondary English at my home school including a half term placement at a different secondary school within my federation. I was graded Outstanding for my teacher training year. I was offered a permanent role at my home school for my NQT year before the end of my first term of training. My placement school also offered to create a permanent role for me, but I chose to continue my employment at my home school. These are the essay based assignments that I completed during my SCITT year, which you may find useful for reference purposes. If the topics I covered are relevant to you, you will find my references particularly useful, as these are a collection of pertinent educational research materials, which I found extremely helpful during my training year; not only in completing my assignments, but I found they did inform my teaching practise. Where PDFs are available for the research I have referenced, I have included them here, so you will have a bank of educational research ready to go. Where PDFs were not available, web links at the time of writing have been included. Assignment A Reflect on how your teaching skills and understanding of secondary education have developed as a result of your second school placement. With reference to: • Marking & feedback including relevant educational research. • Classroom management: Timers and Think Pair Share, including relevant educational research. • Use of resources and technologies, Accelerated Reader, library as a resource including relevant educational research. Assignment B With reference to educational research and your own teaching, investigate the factors that support all students in making ‘outstanding’ progress. With reference to: • Differentiation, testing and interventions including relevant educational research. • Effective questioning/Think Pair Share including relevant educational research. • Assessment including relevant educational research. • Marking and Feedback including relevant educational research.
Bed Deb Poster Memory Aid Invert Inversion B's and D's b d Letter Reversal SEMH Special Needs
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Bed Deb Poster Memory Aid Invert Inversion B's and D's b d Letter Reversal SEMH Special Needs

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A memory aid poster for students who invert their b’s and d’s. Clear and cute visual display. I have made versions both with and without a colour background, both of which are included here. I have also made this poster into an adhesive sticker printable, which is available from my shop. This is ideal for marking and acting as a useful memory aid in students’ books. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/bed-deb-marking-label-memory-aid-time-saving-adhesive-label-printable-special-needs-avery-j8160-12002371