Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service

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

What can we offer your school

Whole Staff Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms 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'sneeds)


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

Autumn Term 2018

Individualised Reading Interventions – two day course
Thursday 27th September Part 1
Thursday 11th October Part 2

Individualised Reading Interventions – two day course
Thursday 1st November Part 1
Thursday 15th November Part 2

Spelling and Phonics
Thursday 20th September

Spelling and Phonics
Thursday 22nd November

Supporting Struggling Writers
Thursday 18th October

Supporting Struggling Writers
Thursday 8th November

Assistive Technology
Thursday 4th October
9.30 – 12.00

Assessing for Dyslexia – two all day courses
Monday 1st October Part 1
Monday 15th October Part 2
Cost: £170.00

Courses are held on QE's Western Road Campus. Please sign in at Reception on the relevant site and you will be escorted to the appropriate rooms. Parking on-site at Western Road is not permitted, but Mid-Devon's long-stay car park in St Saviour's Way is just a few minutes' walk from the site. Please contact Sharon Morgan on for any further information or to book a place on any of the above courses.

Devon Outreach Information

Request for Access Eligibility Criteria for SpLD
Request for Access
Devon Dyslexia Policy June 2015
Dyslexia Helpline Poster
Working Memory Difficulties Parents
Working Memory Difficulties Staff
Reading at home
Helping with homework
How can I help my child
Assessing for Dyslexia
What Is Dyslexia
Emotional Support for Dyslexic Students
How can I help my child with spelling
Supporting Dyslexic Students in the Classroom
Visual Stress