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Tuesday 2nd July 2013

A recent government review into efficiency of value for money and spending public money following the introduction of a national funding formula recommends making use of evidence to determine the right mix of teaching and education support staff.

Review of efficiency in the schools system, to see a copy of the review click here 

We should not underestimate the value of well-trained teaching support staff and the impact they can have on children and young people with dyslexia-SpLD. The report states:
"However, the way schools deploy support staff is also important, with the potential to have a significant and positive impact on pupil outcomes if used in line with the evidence on what works."
See for a short film case study.
There are many organisations that offer good quality training for support staff, here are just a few:
The Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
The British Dyslexia Association
Dyslexia Action
Springboard for Children

Melanie Byrne
The Dyslexia SpLD-Trust               

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