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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 AUTUMN TERM, PLEASE CONTACT ANN ATHERTON DIRECTLY BY EMAIL AT: 

a.atherton@qe.devon.sch.uk

PLEASE NOTE ALL TA COURSES WILL BE FREE FOR AUTUMN TERM 2021!

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

INDIVIDUALISED READING INTERVENTIONS (TWO-MORNING COURSE)

Tuesday 14th and 28th September, 9.30 - 12.00 (Zoom)

SPELLING AND PHONICS

Tuesday 12th October, 9.30 – 12.00 (Zoom)

SUPPORTING STRUGGLING WRITERS

Tuesday 2nd November, 9.30 – 12.00 (Zoom)

ASSESSING FOR DYSLEXIA – A COURSE FOR SENDCOS (2 FULL DAYS) either at QE or via Zoom
COST: £100 AT QE or £85 VIA 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.

Tuesday 21st September and 5th October LIVE at QE 9.30 – 3.00
Tuesday 9th and 23rd November via Zoom 9.30 - 3.00

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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