One-day course for secondary SENCos, Class Teachers and HTLAs

Date: Friday 15th January 2016 – Arrival 9.15am, start 9.30am – 3.30pm    Location:   Dyslexia and Literacy Support Centre, Glemsford, Suffolk

Cost:  £130-Lunch and refreshments included



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Fri, 15th Jan 2016

9:15 am – 3:30 pm

Brainwaves Education Ltd

Secondary SENCos, Class Teachers and HTLAs

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Dyslexia and Literacy Support Centre

4C Clock House Farm Estate
Glemsford, Suffolk C010 7PZ United Kingdom


01787 280733


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Download course details:Develop Memory Skills Imrove Exam Success 150116

Download application form:Developing Memory Skills Course 150116 Booking Form

Delegate numbers are restricted to 10 persons to ensure opportunities for personalised development and discussion

Changes to the ways in which students are examined at GCSE have placed an increasing emphasis on memory skills, using both long and short-term memory. Whilst some courses will continue to allow students to demonstrate their learning outside the constraints of an exam there are, increasingly, areas of the curriculum where students must learn, memorise and retrieve knowledge and formulae for use during exams. Some students learn techniques naturally but many students need these skills taught explicitly; developed from Year 7 onwards. Learning such skills early on allows students to focus on learning the techniques that suit their personal learning styles, maximising their effect by the time GCSEs are taken.

Target audience for this training:

This one day course is designed for SENCOs and all adults working with Class teachers who work with a range of students both in the classroom and through additional support.

Training areas covered:

  • What do we mean by short term and working memory. How do these skills impact on exams, including the new GCSE Maths and English and how can we maximise their efficiency in our students?
  • How do learning styles relate to differing memory techniques?
  • How can we embed memory training into personalised detaching in the classroom?
  • Explicit teaching of memory skills: The number peg system, story telling, visualising and verbalising top retrieve key vocabulary, mnemonics , Apps to support revision skills, mind mapping.


This training day is delivered by:

Jane Dupree. Jane is a teacher with over 25 years of experience, teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia and dyspraxia and delivering staff training throughout England. Her book ‘Help Students Improve their Study Skills’ has 2 chapters dedicated to memory, revision and exam skills.


How to book:

Please complete a course application form and return with payment of the course fee, or request an invoice for your school. Application Forms can be requested from  [email protected]


How to find us:

For directions to our Dyslexia and Literacy Support Centre please refer to the Google map on this page. The Centre has on-site parking, is easily accessible by car and is a 15 minute taxi ride from the nearest railway station at Sudbury.


If you have any queries regarding this course call 01787 280733 or email [email protected]


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