Taverham High School

Your name

Pauline Phillipson

Your role

Assistant SENCO

Your school name

Taverham High School

Describe your school (type, age, location, demographic etc)

High School, Age 11-19. Norwich

Did you trial the Exam Reader / Reader initially, if so, what “review process” did you follow and what conclusions did you draw?
We gave the ExamReader to several students and asked them to do past Exam papers. We compared their results with and without use of the pen, and we asked them for their opinion on, ease of use, effectiveness and did they feel that the pen gave them more confidence in the exam. We decided that having the pens would be very useful to our school.

What do you most like about the ExamReader?

Having the pens gives the students the confidence to be in control of their exams. They use them in lessons too which enables them to be far more independent. They cut the cost of invigilators/amanuensis in external exams.

Please describe how you are using the ExamReader?

In internal and external exams, in lessons with students that have EAA e.g. English, History, Classics lessons

Please describe how the use of the ExamReader has affected your students (performance, confidence, independence etc)?
Confidence and independence improved, work productivity increased

Please describe any other areas in school you feel the ExamReader has helped (staff time savings, school results, cost savings etc)
In the class room where several students need assistance with reading and the Teacher and LSA would struggle to get to them all, also a reduced cost of amanuensis for GCSE exams

How likely are you to recommend the ExamReader to others?

Highly likely