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Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service

COVID-19 DEVON SPLD (DYSLEXIA) SERVICE INFORMATION

Please read the following letter for SENDCos from Deborah Lynch and Ann Atherton.

The service has compiled a list of suggestions for those teaching pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties during this period of Lockdown - please access it ​here.

Please note training is now taking place via Zoom.

Devon's provision for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia) is based here at Queen Elizabeth's School. It is run by Ann Atherton and Deborah Lynch, experienced and expert specialist teachers, and supported through Devon's Dyslexia Strategy Group.

Ann and Deborah currently teach students from across Devon previously identified with severe SpLD (dyslexia) who cannot be supported in their local Secondary School. They also provide the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service. 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)
Primary Dyslexia Networks
Secondary Dyslexia Networks
Small library of Specialist resources (linked to individual student's needs)

Training

We can offer training tailored to the needs of your school, Federation, Academy or Learning Community in the following areas:

Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms
Reading Interventions
Spelling Programmes
Reluctant Writers
Handwriting
Phonics
Using the resources from your "Devon Dyslexia Box"
Assessing for Dyslexia - the use of standardised tests and assessments
Setting up Wave 2 and 3 Literacy Interventions
Training can be delivered during Twilight sessions or on INSET days.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ONE OF THE COURSES LISTED FOR THIS TERM OR NEXT TERM, PLEASE CONTACT ANN ATHERTON DIRECTLY BY EMAIL AT: 

a.atherton@qe.devon.sch.uk

PLEASE NOTE ALL TA COURSES WILL BE FREE FOR SPRING AND SUMMER TERMS 2021!

SPRING TERM 2021 PLEASE NOTE:

All morning courses will now be held, via Zoom, on a Thursday morning and will cost £30 per person per session

INDIVIDUALISED READING INTERVENTIONS (TWO-MORNING COURSE)

Thursdays, 6th & 20th May, 9.30 - 12.00

SPELLING AND PHONICS

Thursday, 22nd April, 9.30 - 12.00
Thursday, 17th June, 9.30 - 12.00

SUPPORTING STRUGGLING WRITERS

Thursday, 27th May, 9.30 - 12.00

ASSESSING FOR DYSLEXIA – A COURSE FOR SENDCOS (2 FULL DAYS)

COST: £75 WHILE COURSE IS ON ZOOM

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.

Thursdays 29th April &13th May, 9.30 - 3pm
Thursdays 10th & 24th June, 9.30 - 3pm

NEW – ASSESSING FOR DYSLEXIA – FREE DROP IN MORNING FOR ANYONE WHO HAS DONE ONE OF THE 2-DAY COURSES - BRING YOUR QUERIES!

18th March 9.30-12.00

1st July 9.30-12.00

Courses are CURRENTLY held on ZOOM. Participants will be contacted, by Ann Atherton, with a ZOOM link, in the week before training is due to take place.

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

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