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Mentoring for Access Arrangements (Mentoring)

£90 for 90 minutes - Please email admin@communicate-ed.org.uk for a discount code to receive the first 90 minutes of mentoring at the reduced rate of £60

The mentoring is designed for anyone involved in the access arrangements who has questions about, or would like support with, any area of the process, including regulations and procedures, assessment or completion of form 8.

Booking mentoring through this page will give you 90 minutes of our course tutor’s 1:1 time, via email, phone or live conference call. The 90 minutes can be broken up into shorter sessions. Our course tutors will be happy to respond to any queries you may have. They may occasionally refer you to further training or resources if, for example, it is not realistic to give a full answer in the time available.

The course tutors are Lia Castiglione and Caroline Read.

Lia Castiglione

Lia Castiglione

Lia has been teaching and supporting learners of all ages for over 25 years and in varying educational settings. She is a specialist teacher who is highly experienced in all aspects of access arrangements, has held a current Assessment Practising Certificate since 2008 and regularly assesses in schools and colleges. Lia is the co-creator of a postgraduate access arrangements assessor course and is the author of the Patoss/JCQ book, ‘Assessing the Need for Access Arrangements.’

Caroline Read

Caroline Read

Caroline is a Specialist Teacher who has practical experience in all areas of the Access Arrangements process and trains for LAs, Universities and SEN Services. Caroline contributed to the PATOSS/JCQ publication ‘Dyslexia: Assessing the need for Access Arrangements’, has been published in academic journals and has worked with various publishers to develop tests. She was part of the working party which set up ‘Access Arrangements Online’ and has been involved with other DfE and Ofqual training and policy projects.

Once you book the mentoring, you will be given an email address through which you can contact our course tutors. Through this you can arrange the mentoring that will be of most help to you, whether that is via email, phone or live conference call. The 90 minutes can be broken up into shorter sessions. Please remember that our staff are also practitioners who work in school or college, carry out assessments and are often involved in training, so you may not receive an immediate response to your queries. If you would like colleagues within your centre to be involved in a specific discussion this may be possible via Zoom, please discuss with your mentor.

Our course tutors will keep a note of how much time you have remaining, and let you know when the time is used up.

Mentoring takes place on a 1:1 basis, via email, phone or live conference call (your mentor may ask you to access our online meeting room via Zoom). The 90 minutes can be broken up into shorter sessions. Please remember that our staff are also practitioners who work in school or college, carry out assessments and are often involved in training, so you may not receive an immediate response to your queries. If you would like additional colleagues within your centre to be involved in a specific discussion this may be possible via Zoom, please discuss with your mentor.

Our course tutors will keep a note of how much time you have remaining, and let you know when the time is used up.

Online

  • £90 for 90 minutes of mentoring
  • Please email admin at communicate-ed dot org dot uk for a discount code to receive your first 90 minutes of mentoring at the reduced rate of £60

​The button below says ‘Book Pre-recorded Online Course’ but it means ‘Book Mentoring’ in this instance, we are just using our online booking format to allow you to choose a start date to suit you.

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