Try It Day at a Peterborough academy promotes inclusive technology for pupils
Ormiston Meadows Academy in Peterborough hosted an ICT Try It Day to promote inclusive technology, which enables pupils with physical disabilities to access learning within a mainstream school setting, for local teachers.
The Orton Brimbles school, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust, welcomed Caroline Fallon, a Physical Disability Teacher from Peterborough City Council, as well as representatives from Crick Software and Inclusive Technology.
These representatives provided an interactive overview of their products to staff from Ormiston Meadows, as well as staff from other local primary and secondary schools.
Ormiston Meadows is the primary Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Hub for physical disability in Peterborough. They use skilled staff, specialised equipment and individualised learning and therapy programmes, to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential both socially and academically, and to provide an inclusive and supportive community.
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Vice Principal, Mrs Naomi James said: “We would like to thank the representatives from Crick Software and Inclusive Technology who joined us in sharing advice and guidance regarding accessible technology to colleagues from Ormiston Meadows, and other Peterborough schools.
“Our Year 6 pupils also had the opportunity to get hands-on with the software, to see how their peers benefit from support.
“At Ormiston Meadows, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming community – where all pupils are supported to realise and achieve their full potential. Events like this are an important part of this, and also allow us to share best practice with other local schools, benefiting pupils across the whole of the city.”