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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 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.

What can we offer your school

  • Exam Access Arrangement
  • 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 Network Group – Termly Meetings
  • Primary Dyslexia Network Group – Termly Meetings (starting September 2022)

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
  • Individualised Reading Interventions
  • Supporting Struggling Writers
  • Spelling and Phonics
  • Assessing for Dyslexia – A two day course for those SENCOs wishing to refer pupils to the Devon SpLD (Dyslexia) Service.

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 2022, PLEASE CONTACT ANN ATHERTON DIRECTLY BY EMAIL:
ann.atherton@qe.devon.sch.uk

All morning courses will now be held, via Zoom, on a Tuesday morning, from 9.30 -12 am

INDIVIDUALISED READING INTERVENTIONS (TWO-MORNING COURSE)

October 4th & 18th

SPELLING AND PHONICS (ONE MORNING)

September 20th
November 29th

SUPPORTING STRUGGLING WRITERS (ONE MORNING)

November 8th

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) Service will need to have completed the course.
Tuesday November 1st & 15th 9.30 am – 3pm

ASSESSING FOR DYSLEXIA – A COURSE FOR PRIMARY SENDCOS AND THEIR ASSISTANT 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) Service will need to have completed the course.

Tuesday 13th & 27th September, 9.30am - 3pm (now full)
Tuesday 22nd November & 6th December, 9.30am – 3pm

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 ann.atherton@qe.devon.sch.uk 

2) Deborah Lynch on deborah.lynch@qe.devon.sch.uk

 

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