Below you will find lots of information for schools on supporting children and young people with specific learning difficulties.

SEN Teacher

'Every Teacher is a Teacher of SEN' resources

The new Code of Practice states that all teaching and support staff should be trained and have awareness of quality teaching for students with SEN.  . These webcasts and accompanying resources will support teachers and support staff in working with students...

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Literacy and Dyslexia Professional Development Framework

This free online tool provides valuable information and resources to support continued professional development. It enables practitioners to benchmark their skills and plan further training. To view the whole resource, please

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Interventions For Literacy

Interventions for Literacy

How to find suitable interventions according to need? 'Interventions for Literacy' is a free online tool listing evidence based interventions available for supporting those with literacy difficulties including dyslexia. The search function allows you...

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Phonics Screening

The Phonics Screening Check

The Phonics Screening Check - Advice for schools supporting the learner with dyslexia-SpLD. This booklet has been produced as supplementary advice to the guidance provided by Department for Education entitled; 'Departmental advice for Reception and Yr1...

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Leading Schools

Leading Improvement using the Primary Framework: Quality First Teaching

Guidance on good literacy and mathematics teaching, which should involve a carefully planned blend of approaches that direct children's learning and challenge them to think. Part of Day 1 of the headteachers' and senior leaders' continuing professional...

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Inclusion Development Program

Inclusion Development Programme

The resource has been specifically designed to serve two purposes: to support headteachers, SENCOs and leadership teams in planning to raise the attainment of pupils with dyslexia and other literacy needs and pupils with speech, language and communications...

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Publications and Resources for schools

Dyslexia Action provide a teacher's forum and Patoss run local groups for...

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Definition of Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing...

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Latest News

Monday 26th April 2021

6th Edition of What Works now Available

Our What Works for Children with Literacy Difficulties has been fully updated by Dr Gary...

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Sunday 30th August 2020

Campaigning for recognition of Specialist Teachers

The government funded National Tutoring Programme needs to include specialist SpLD...

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