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 were joined by Rebecca Hughes and Ossian Pleasance from September 2021, both 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.
We can offer training tailored to the needs of your school, MAT, Federation, Academy or Learning Community in the following areas:
Training can be delivered during Twilight sessions or on INSET days.
Training is also available via Zoom. Please see below for details.
All morning courses are held via Zoom, on a Tuesday morning, from 9.30am-12.00pm
Tuesdays 7th and 21st November
Tuesday 19th September
Tuesday 21st November
Tuesday 7th November
Tuesday 5th December
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. Since January 2020, any SENDCos wishing to refer students to the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service will need to have completed the course.
Wednesday 3rd and Tuesday 16th July, 9.30am-3.00pm
This course will enable SENDCos to identify students with Specific Learning Difficulties and will give them the tools to support such students. Since January 2020, any SENDCos wishing to refer students to the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service will need to have completed the course.
Tuesdays 6th and 20th February, 9.30am-3.00pm
For any further information, or to book a place on any of the above courses. please do not phone QE directly in order to make contact with the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service since staff are often out and about visiting Devon's schools.
If you have a query for a member of our team, we would be more than happy to help but please make the initial contact via email.
1) Ann Atherton on firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Deborah Lynch on email@example.com
The Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service is delighted to endorse the Decision Spelling programme designed and written by our Advisory Teacher, Ossian Pleasance. It is intended to be used for all learners from Year 2 to Year 6. It follows the National Curriculum and because it employs a dyslexia-friendly approach, many of those pupils who struggle to spell accurately have found it extremely helpful to embed the skills needed to spell confidently. The focus on etymology, vocabulary, and morphology in a multi-sensory way, captures the pupils' interest and encourages them to engage enthusiastically with an area of the curriculum that can be challenging for many. For further information, please see: www.decisionspelling.com
In order for Schools to access the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service, the School's SENCO will need to complete an online 'Request for Access' form with the necessary documentation attached (see below 'Eligibility Criteria'). Please see: www.devon.gov.uk/support-schools-settings/send/request-for-access-to-send-support-guidance/
Western Road, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3LU Tel: 01363 773401
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