Too often children or young people don’t fulfil their potential because we don’t understand how they learn best. We know everyone learns differently but sometimes we don’t know what to do about it.
Knowledge is power…
Another Way Round is on a mission to empower and support teachers and pupils in fulfilling their potential by providing bespoke assessments, training packages, workshops and tuition. The services offered will allow teachers to take a step back and extend their thinking and knowledge, identifying their own barriers as well as those of their pupils. Pupils will learn about their strengths and areas of difficulty and be taught strategies to minimise the impact and, in many cases, overcome them.
Another Way Round has been set up by Jo Rees, a successful primary school practitioner for 14 years, teaching most primary year groups. She has been a SENCO and inclusion leader, holding a senior leadership position for a number of years.
Jo holds specialist teacher status for dyslexia having completed a PGC and diploma in this area. Jo is a current member of the Dyslexia Guild and regularly updates her knowledge by completing courses. Jo also holds a current practising certificate which enables her to diagnose dyslexia as well as sign off exam dispensation and carry out Disabled Student Allowance assessments and reports for university students. Jo was the Teacher in Charge of a Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) specialist outreach provision for 3 years, supporting pupils with dyslexia and other learning differences. The role as Teacher in Charge enabled Jo to work as part of the Local Authority at strategic level as well as providing 1:1 teaching, assessment, advice, support and training to schools.
Jo was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 34 and also has a 10 year old son with dyslexia, so she knows first hand how to make a difference. In the summer of 2015 she began to write a successful blog about her experiences of living with dyslexia, helping to raise the profile of learning differences. The blog is used to inform parents and teachers of the difficulties dyslexic people face.
Children and young people often fall out of love with learning because of difficulties in responding to standard teaching methods, leading to them not being able to learn. Children should feel able and confident to learn and fulfil their potential.
Another Way Round supports pupils and teachers, so they not only believe but know anything is possible… it’s just sometimes the regular way doesn’t work and you need to look at it from another way round!