Carly Brown, SENDCO from St Ives School provided the following feedback about the C-Pen Exam Reader:

Carly Brown, SENDCO from St Ives School provided the following feedback about the C-Pen Exam Reader:

Describe your school:

A coastal school with around 600 pupils aged 11-16.

Did you trial the C-Pen Exam Reader initially, if so, what “review process” did you follow and what conclusions did you draw?

We trialed the C-Pen Exam Reader originally with three dyslexic students who were bright and able but with low reading ages. We asked them to take the pen to a range a lessons and asked them and the teachers for feedback.

What do you most like about the C-Pen Exam Reader?

The positives are that the students can independently access the reading requirements for the class and they can be used in exams for students who are reluctant to accept adult support.

Please describe how you are using the C-Pen Exam Reader?

We are using the C-Pen Exam Readers on a sign out system for students to take to lessons and in exams – particularly the English language exam. The students regularly use them in English to develop their skills using the pen for the exam.

Please describe how the use of the C-Pen Exam Reader has affected your students?

Students who previously couldn’t access the English language exam can now access it – it has made a massive difference to them in their mocks. It is building confidence for students – particularly the students who are bright verbally but have decoding text as the barrier to their learning.

How likely are you to recommend the C-Pen Exam Reader to others?

I would recommend the C-Pen Exam Reader to other schools and learner for use in their English language exam or for students who won’t accept additional adult support.