Candidate of the Term Spring 2017: Nominations | Emily Marbaix

Who has been nominated and why for the Axcis Candidate of the Term Spring 2017 awards? Some of the lovely nominations we have received so far are listed here, so why not take a look?
Juairiya – working for Louise in our London office

Juairiya has worked tirelessly to support a variety of children with complex needs. She is adaptable to change and has become a valued member of our team.
Kate – working for Helen in our Midlands office

Kate is currently supporting a Year 10 student with complex learning difficulties on a one to one basis. The pupil has speech and language difficulties and…

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Refocusing Assessment – a new resource for whole school assessment launched today! | Emily Marbaix

A new resource – Refocusing Assessment – to support teachers and school leaders in developing a whole school assessment approach has been jointly published by three educational organisations. The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), and the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT), who together work with thousands of schools across the country, have launched the resource today.


The move from a single national assessment system (levels) to a more flexible, school-determined approach has provided new opportunities…

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Simple Mother’s Day craft gifts you can make with your class | Emily Marbaix

Are you looking for simple, inexpensive Mother’s Day craft ideas? Then look no further! You’re sure to bring a smile to mum’s face with one of these projects. From paper flowers and pots of love to simple beauty treats for her skin and hair – you’re bound to find something suitable here to use with your children in class or at home.
1 – Sea Salt Spray

Give mum “beach hair” for Mother’s Day by making this lovely salt spray. Credit Flickr CC

Either save a spray bottle which can be re-used or buy an empty plastic spray bottle from your local chemist and you can make this incredibly easy…

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Axcis at the NAS Professional Conference and Autism Professionals Awards | Emily Marbaix

As ongoing supporters of the National Autistic Society, Axcis were proud to again be the headline sponsor of this years Professional Conference. We also sponsored an Autism Professionals Award. Find out who won as well as what else made this years event a great one!
Day 1

Mark Lever, Chief Executive.The National Autistic Society’s Professional Conference 2017, Harrogate International Centre.

Day 1 of the conference opened with Mark Lever (NAS CEO) talking about the many fantastic initiatives the charity has undertaken in the last year. Their “Too Much Information” film was viewed over 70…

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Help! I’m a new SENCO and don’t know where to start – blog by Gareth Morewood | Emily Marbaix

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If you’re new to the profession, the role of the SENCO might initially seem complex and unsupported. It’s important to know that you’re never alone! 


Over a typical week, I will receive about twenty e-mails and tweets from fellow SENCOs across the country and about ten or so from parents and carers.


I always try to spend some time each week answering each question in turn. This can be a real challenge, especially when I am travelling to events and school-to-school support work myself, in addition to doing my SENCO ‘day job’!


This week I received a lovely…

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Candidate of the Term Spring 2017: Nominations | Emily Marbaix

Who has been nominated and why for the Axcis Candidate of the Term Spring 2017 awards? Find out here…
Maria – working for Amanda in our Liverpool office

Maria is a fantastic SEN TA and BSL Instructor, she has a passion for SEN and has a lot of experiene working with differing special needs, including sign language for visually impaired pupils. She has developed her skills through education and has the ability to relate to a range of pupils, including those with challenging behaviour. Her school said that they think she’s doing an amazing job!
Anna – working for Amanda in our Liverpool…

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FREE Fantastic St Patrick’s Day Activities | Emily Marbaix

It’s St Patrick’s Day on Friday so why not get your class involved with some of these interesting, engaging activities? 

As always at Axcis, we have been busy scouring the net to find you some useful and FREE classroom activities. We’ve found some on the Foodoppi website which are well thought out and well worth a look!
What St Patrick Ate

The “What St Patrick Ate” information sheet gives a lovely description complete with images to explain what St Patrick would have eaten. The website also contains lots of lovely ways to utilise this information, like pretending to be a food…

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