SEND

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia

Our specialist dyslexia teachers support children, SENDCos, teachers and teaching assistants with creating approaches with individual children and across the whole school.

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Why choose One Education for Dyslexia & Dyscalculia

Our AMBDA certified experts in delivering highly effective teaching programmes which use a range of multi-sensory techniques, and complement the specific strengths of each student and transfer skills to the classroom.

I would like to say how impressed we are with our specialist Dyslexia teacher. She has a great rapport with the children, she is communicating with staff and providing them with strategies to implement in class for children she works with and she is really hard working and knowledgeable. Thanks again for allocating her to our school.

Jane Parker, Headteacher
Clement's Primary School

One Education

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Overview

The British Dyslexia Association states that ‘10% of the population are dyslexic, 4% severely so’. Our specialist team of teachers can help to identify and support this group of pupils. We provide guidance and training for schools; developing the skills, strategies and knowledge for all staff and helping you to embed a dyslexia-friendly approach across the whole school and beyond.



Direct Teaching

Dyscalculia Assessments and Teaching

Small Group Interventions

Exam Access Arrangements

Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)

Training

Diagnostic Assessments

Dyslexia Support Package

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia

Services

We provide an extensive range of services for schools and academies. These can be tailored to your requirements and we can provide a bespoke package incorporating one or more services.

Dyslexia Support Package


Our Dyslexia Support Package is the most efficient way to help support children with dyslexia whilst providing your school with the skills and resources to support pupils with SEND over time. Throughout the year, the specialist teacher provides regular in-school support to:

  • Assess and create personalised plans for pupils
  • Train your experienced teaching assistants to deliver personalised lessons for each pupil
  • Train your staff team to develop dyslexia-friendly classrooms
  • Notice and adjust teaching and learning to ensure that pupils make excellent progress
  • Review progress and set next steps and share this with parents/carers.

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Direct Teaching


Specialist dyslexia teaching and support can benefit those children who need additional support in their learning. Our team deliver highly effective teaching programmes which use a range of multi-sensory techniques that complement the specific strengths of each pupil and these ideas can also be shared within training sessions.

The range of support offered includes:

  • Assessment and direct teaching
  • Guidance and support for SENDCo
  • Training for teachers and teaching assistants
  • Support to develop dyslexia-friendly environments

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Diagnostic Assessments


At One Education we employ a team of highly skilled specialist dyslexia teachers holding AMBDA status, who are authorised to conduct assessments which cover:

  • All aspects of reading performance
  • General cognitive performance in verbal and visual processing
  • Spelling difficulties
  • Maths difficulties

The dyslexia specialist will then provide a comprehensive report which outlines the way forward for the pupil and the ways in which the school can support the individual.

Development of Dyslexia-Friendly Environments

Our skilled dyslexia teachers can work with you to look at the school environment and, based on findings, develop areas to ensure the whole school is dyslexia-friendly.

This dyslexia-friendly environment package includes:

  • Dyslexia-friendly school audit
  • Dyslexia-friendly school action plan
  • Dyslexia awareness parents meeting
  • Dyslexia-friendly staff meeting
  • Dyslexia-friendly school review

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Dyscalculia Assessments and Teaching


Our dyslexia specialist teachers can assess for, teach and support children with dyscalculia. People with this specific learning difficulty struggle to process number concepts and mastering basic numeracy skills.

Our team can conduct assessments, provide professional development for staff, and offer strategies to help in the day-to-day teaching of dyscalculic pupils. Training, audits, staff support and guidance for children with dyscalculia can be provided by our AMBDA qualified specialists.

We can also help your staff to spot indicators of dyscalculia and co-occurring difficulties, such as dyspraxia, to understand the particular problems faced by those with these conditions and offer support to help the child progress and move forward in their learning.


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Small Group Interventions


It can be extremely frustrating for pupils who have difficulties in reading and writing. Our dyslexia specialists will work in your school for two hours per week, with a group of six children in lower KS2 and six children in upper KS2.

This support will help pupils to develop their confidence in all aspects of reading performance, spelling difficulties and with verbal and visual processing.


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Exam Access Arrangements


Access arrangements, which are undertaken by a qualified assessor, ensure that pupils are able to access exams, tests and assessments, and have the same opportunity to demonstrate their skills and abilities as other pupils.

The One Education team support schools to make sure pupils achieve their full potential in exams by completing assessments to determine access to:

  • A reader
  • Extra time to complete examinations
  • Modified papers
  • A scribe
  • Assisted technology.

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Disabled Student Allowance (DSA)


Students going into further education with a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, may be eligible for an allowance to help with the extra costs that they incur as a direct result of their needs.

One Education can help by completing a detailed assessment with the student, we will provide the student with the recent, full (16+) diagnostic assessment report required to support their application.

Students can apply at any time before or during their course, One Education can organise this through the school, college or, on an individual basis.


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Training


From understanding Dyslexia to bespoke training for your school, a wide range of training options are available and can be delivered as twilight sessions or during training days, within school for all members of staff.


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Benefits

We pride ourselves in putting children first and delivering exceptional services at affordable prices to schools. Here are some additional benefits of working with One Education.

All teachers are AMBDA certified

Exam access support

Direct support or training

Develop school's practice

Ensuring a Dyslexia Friendly Home

Read our ‘Top Tips’ for parents on how you can best support your child at home

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Training courses

Training courses & Conferences

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Training Course

Safer Recruitment 24 April 2019

The course considers policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse and ensure prompt referral, supporting schools to develop and maintain a safer recruitment ethos.

Training Course

SIMS End of Key Stage Assessment Training 24 April 2019

School administrators responsible for entering and submitting end of Key Stage, EYFS and Phonics Testing data to the DfE/Local Authority. Assessment Co-ordinators responsible for managing the submission of assessment data.

Training Course

SIMS End of Key Stage Assessment Training 25 April 2019

Hands-on training session on using SIMS to complete the statutory assessment process in 2019.

Training Course

Music Coordinators' Network 30 April 2019

An opportunity to meet up with other music co-ordinators, discuss ideas and share good practice. There will be the opportunity to take part in a practical workshop to support your own CPD.

Training Course

SIMS Year End Procedures Seminar- Primary 30 April 2019

This half day seminar explores the pastoral arrangements for the new academic year including the new student intake, student leavers and dinner money.

Training Course

Y2 Writing Moderation April 2019 30 April 2019

A half day event to give delegates the opportunity to discuss pupil’s writing in line with the National Curriculum.

Training Course

Y6 Writing Moderation 30 April 2019

A half day event to give delegates the opportunity to discuss pupil's writing in line with the National Curriculum.

Training Course

SIMS School Census Seminar- Primary level 1 May 2019

An update seminar to brief you on the proposed changes to the statutory School Census returns in 2018/19 and the preparation required to complete the School Census.

If a pupil is struggling with aspects of reading or writing, but appears to have good oral skills, this is a good indicator that they may be dyslexic. Or you may notice a discrepancy between their numeracy skills and literacy ability. Alternatively, the pupil may be appearing to ‘cope’ with literacy but be performing below their capacity. Bright dyslexic students often find coping strategies, but it is at a cost. They can suffer from low self-esteem, feel anxious or, in some cases, display behaviour difficulties.

Some schools find ‘Dyslexia Screener’ software a helpful tool. Dyslexia is difficult to define and manifests itself in different ways, any pupil who finds reading or writing difficult could potentially be dyslexic. The benefit of an assessment is that it gives a very clear indication of a pupil’s strengths and weaknesses and suggests strategies.

 

We need half a day to do an assessment with the pupil. We then need time do the analysis of the assessment and to write up the report. You should normally expect a report to be returned to you within a week.

 

The dyslexia team are qualified to do diagnostic assessments. However, dyslexia is not a binary condition but rather on a spectrum. Also, dyslexia manifests itself in a variety of ways. The main emphasis of the report, therefore, is to highlight strengths and weaknesses and suggest strategies to support the pupil. Although a report may sometimes give a clear diagnosis of dyslexia, it will more often speak in terms of a likelihood of the condition and to give an indication of its severity.

 

Sometimes schools ask us to only work with pupil. More often, however, they like us to work with the staff as well. This way the school benefits by an element of skills development, and the pupil benefits by a continuity of effective strategies.

 

One or two terms of specialist input can make a significant impact for a pupil, especially if that is combined with staff skill development so that the work can continue.

 

The classic approach is to work 1:1 for at least a term. However, if there are two, or possibly three, pupils who have similar difficulties, it can work well to have a pair or small group.

 

Meet the team

SEND Team Leader

Helen Marriot

Helen has spent the last 20 years working with children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in a range of settings and roles, and is now working as a Specialist Inclusion Teacher and Speech and Language Therapist at One Education.

Specialist Teacher

Diane Moat

Diane has over 25 years teaching experience within SEND and inclusion, and is fully qualified to support schools in a variety of ways including; diagnostic assessments and screening, developing and teaching bespoke intervention programmes and delivering training.

SpLD Specialist Teacher

Grant Peden

Grant has over 20 years teaching experience and for the past 15 years he has specialised in the field of dyslexia. Grant’s experience covers across all Key Stages including FE. He also has knowledge and skills in using Test materials to support diagnosis, report writing and Exam Access Arrangements.

Learning Needs Specialist Teacher

Lynne Swindlehurst

Lynne has over 25 years’ experience working with children / young people with SEND. For the last 15 years, she has worked as a specialist inclusion teacher supporting in primary and secondary. Lynne delivers the training for the National Award for SEN, working in partnership with Manchester metropolitan university since 2008.

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