How can Mapper be used to provide additional support for learners who need it?

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Bedrock Mapper is designed to help learners develop their understanding of Tier 3 vocabulary across the curriculum. It equips learners with the words they need to access every subject and get the most out of their classes. For learners who require additional support, Mapper can be tailored to their needs and provides a personalised approach to improving literacy and subject knowledge.

How can Mapper provide additional support for learners who need it?

Due to the customisable sequencing within Mapper, it is entirely flexible, and can be used to teach any vocabulary or subject knowledge that your learners require. This makes it an ideal tool for providing tailored additional support. Our current Mapper schools have adopted it to align with the needs of their learners in a range of ways:

  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners can benefit from Mapper, even if their current level of vocabulary is not yet ready for technical, subject-specific language. They can be assigned content from KS1 and KS2, so that they are engaging with vocabulary at an accessible level for them.
  • Mapper can be used for learners who struggle with reading or face challenges accessing Bedrock’s core vocabulary curriculum, which begins at KS2. It can be used as a pre-teaching tool before learners are ready to begin Bedrock vocabulary.
  • Special schools and hospital schools can set up groups (rather than classes) in every subject, allowing for specialised teaching and/or niche subjects due to the nature of the curriculum.
  • Separate groups can be set up for home learners, learners with persistent absences, and those with short-term hospital stays, tailoring Mapper to their specific needs.

For more information about Mapper, and how it can be adopted to promote subject-specific literacy across the school, read our additional article about implementation.

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