Thursday Thirty Online Training is back!

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Thursday Thirty – Autumn Term 2022 Training  

We’ve got a great programme of free online training sessions coming up for the Autumn Term. Every Thursday at 15.30 to 16.00 (GMT) we’ll be holding 30-minute training sessions suitable for SENCOs, TAs, teachers and parents.

This training is designed to build your confidence around using Assistive Technology so that you can better support the children and young people who are using it to assist with their communication and learning.

Book now for Empowering Potential

We’re kicking off on Thursday 8th September with ‘Empowering Potential’. Arran Smith, Microsoft’s UK SEND & Dyslexia Consultant, will be talking about Assistive Technology and how it’s been brought into mainstream use, enabling teachers, children and young people with communication difficulties such as dyslexia to access the inbuilt assistive technology anytime, anywhere.

Arran was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was 9 years old, along with other tendencies of neurodiverse conditions and he will also share his inspiring story of how he uses Assistive Technology every day to help him at work and in his personal life.

Book your free place for Empowering Potential 


Take a look at our programme of training sessions for the autumn term and share them with your colleagues and parents/carers: 

8/9/22 – Empowering Potential with Arran Smith 

15/9/22 – An introduction to ExamReader and the ReaderPen with Jim Bowen from Scanning Pens 

22/9/22 – An Introduction to Clicker 8 with Katie Fitch 

29/9/22 – Thinking Ahead around Exam Access with new CENMAC Advisory Teacher Maureen De Longhi 

6/10/22 – Scribeasy’s boost for vocab and comprehension with Amanda Duncan 

13/10/22 – Revolutionise learning with Orcam Learn with Lauren Jeffery 

20/10/22 – Topic TBC 

3/11/22 – Humanware’s braille technology with Alan Davis 

10/11/22 – An introduction to DocsPlus with Katie Fitch 

17/11/22 – Cosmo switches and iPad app with Ewa Bukowska 

24/11/22 – Topic TBC 

1/12/22 – Topic TBC  

Find out more about each training session and book your free place.  


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