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The One Show

You may have spotted our super school on BBC’s The One Show on Monday 26th April.  The feature, presented by poet and author Benjamin Zephaniah, focussed on how recognising reading difficulties in children at an early age can be vital to their education.  Mr Zephaniah talked of his own struggles at school when his dyslexia went undiagnosed. Bentley was chosen because they are using and innovative new technology to assist teachers to support children with reading difficulties.

The technology, developed by Lexplore, offers a valuable insight into the complex cognitive and linguistic processes behind reading by tracking the eye movements of children when they read.  This gives a unique insight into the way a child reads, where they struggle or indeed, which aspects they find easy. This data allows teachers to plan support or stretch in reading accordingly.

Mrs Pinchess, Headteacher, says “Many children struggle with reading and Lexplore enables our trained staff to identify even the most well-hidden issues.  It aids what we already do in school to support both emerging and fluent readers in their further development.”  

You can view the feature by clicking here.

Find out more about Lexplore here