Q&A with Scanning Pens' CEO, Jack Churchill
The Tes SEN Show are delighted to have Scanning Pens as our Headline Sponsor. We spoke to Jack Churchill, CEO of Scanning Pens, about what they're planning for this year's show.
Why did you want to sponsor the Tes SEN Show?
The Tes SEN Show is the leading, most recognised special educational needs show in the UK. After many years of attending the show, Scanning Pens is delighted to be this year’s headline sponsor. The show is very special to us because it is one of few shows in the world that focuses on the latest products and resources including educational innovation through technology to enhance the SEN provision.
This year’s exhibition will once again take place at the iconic Business Design Centre in the heart of the city which will provide a platform to demonstrate how our portable scanners can make a difference in UK classrooms in and around London. This summer marks significant updates to our technology to support early age children. The newest ReaderPen will be on display which has the Oxford Junior Dictionary making it ideal for the primary aged children.
What do you do, and which topics can you provide insight on at the show?
Scanning Pens Ltd is the global distributor for the C-Pen ReaderPen & ExamReader. As a leading Assistive Technology supplier for over 15 years, we combine our expert knowledge with years of experience in the dyslexia field to develop solutions for individuals, educational institutions and commercial organisations helping children and adults with reading difficulties such as dyslexia, or English as an additional language.
Find out how the C-Pen ExamReader can be used in KS2 SATS (excluding English Reading section), GCSE’s (including English Reading exam) and A-Levels with no Access Arrangements needed (all JCQ exams, including OCR, AQA, Pearson etc). Find out about the success so far within UK schools & colleges using the C-Pen Exam Readers - Saving money and resources alongside increasing grades!
What are you most looking forward to at the show?
The 2-day event provides an invaluable networking opportunity to meet lots of inspirational educators and dedicated parents. With over 4,500 visitors expected the show will provide more buzz, innovation and creativity than ever before.
The event promises to be a fantastic opportunity for all to learn more about how we can educate more effectively, with an eclectic mix of innovative speakers and organisations on hand to pass on their expertise.
What can people expect from you at the show?
As Headline Sponsor, we’re looking forward to introducing our cutting-edge technology to London Schools who are on the lookout for great ways to improve the confidence and attainment of their pupils.
With the current funding pressures in schools and the constant pressures around their workloads, we aim to help schools save time and money by using our innovative range of scanning pens. Our aim is to provide helpful information about the pens, hands-on demonstrations on how to use them, ideas for implementation, dyslexia awareness and cost savings.
The show will also provide the chance to soak up the free continuing professional development (CPD) seminar with Samantha Garner designed to spark discussion about some of the biggest issues facing educators today.