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Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service

DEVON SPLD (DYSLEXIA) SERVICE INFORMATION

Devon's Advisory Team for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia) and their teaching staff, is based here at Queen Elizabeth's School. It is run by Deborah Lynch, with support from Ann Atherton.

They are being joined by Rebecca Hughes, Ossian Pleasance and Lisa Rawlings from September 2021, all of whom are Devon teachers who also have the PGCE Dyslexia, AMBDA and APC qualifications. We are all experienced and expert specialist teachers, supported through Devon's Dyslexia Strategy Group.

The Service focuses on supporting schools to meet the needs of children struggling with severe literacy difficulties.

What can we offer your school

Exam Access Arrangements
Whole Staff Dyslexia Friendly Classroom training
Teaching Assistants and SENCO workshops exploring intervention strategies
Individual Student Assessments and reports
Devon Inclusion Award (Dyslexia)
Secondary Dyslexia Networks

Training

We can offer training tailored to the needs of your school, MAT, Federation, Academy or Learning Community in the following areas:
Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms incorporating Quality First Teaching
Reading Interventions
Spelling Programmes
Reluctant Writers
Phonics
Assessing for Dyslexia - the use of standardised tests and assessments

Training can be delivered during Twilight sessions or on INSET days.

Training is also available either at QE or via Zoom. Please see below for details.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ONE OF THE COURSES LISTED FOR Spring/Summer 2022, PLEASE CONTACT ANN ATHERTON DIRECTLY BY EMAIL AT: ann.atherton@qe.devon.sch.uk

All morning courses will now be held, via Zoom, on a Tuesday morning.

INDIVIDUALISED READING INTERVENTIONS (TWO-MORNING COURSE)

Tuesday, February 8th & March 1st, 9.30 - 12.00 (Zoom)
Tuesday, May 3rd & 17th, 9.30 - 12.00 (Zoom)

SPELLING AND PHONICS

Tuesday, February 15th, 9.30 – 12.00 (Zoom)
Tuesday, April 26th, 9.30 – 12.00 (Zoom)

SUPPORTING STRUGGLING WRITERS

Tuesday, January 18th, 9.30 – 12.00 (Zoom)
Tuesday, March 29th, 9.30 – 12.00 (Zoom)

ASSESSING FOR DYSLEXIA – A COURSE FOR SECONDARY SENDCOS AND THEIR ASSISTANT SENDCOS (2 FULL DAYS) VIA ZOOM
COST: £85 PER PERSON

This course will enable SENDCos and their assistants to identify students with Specific Learning Difficulties and will give them the tools to support such students. From January 2020, any SENDCos wishing to refer students to the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Outreach Service will need to have completed the course.

Tuesdays 11th & 25th January 9.30 - 3 pm
Tuesdays 10th & 24th May 9.30 - 3 pm

ASSESSING FOR DYSLEXIA – A COURSE FOR PRIMARY SENDCOS (2 FULL DAYS) VIA ZOOM, COST: £85 PER PERSON

This course will enable SENDCos to identify students with Specific Learning Difficulties and will give them the tools to support such students. From January 2020, any SENDCos wishing to refer students to the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Outreach Service will need to have completed the course.

Tuesdays 8th & 22nd March 9.30 - 3 pm

Please contact Ann Atherton on ann.atherton@qe.devon.sch.uk for any further information or to book a place on any of the above courses.

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