Meet the Dyslexia Team
Meet the Dyslexia Team
The Dyslexia Team are specialist teachers with a range of experience and skills in identifying and teaching children with Specific Learning Difficulties, (SPLD) Dyslexia, and Dyscalculia. All our specialist teachers hold British Dyslexia Association Approved Teacher Status (ATS) as well as being qualified, ‘Associate members of the British Dyslexia Association,’ (AMBDA).
The team are passionate about removing barriers to learning in order to ensure that students are able to demonstrate their true ability both in class and during exam situations, they help schools with whole school improvement issues and offer bespoke support and training.
Team Leader - Literacy & Dyslexia
Jo is a Literacy Consultant and Team Leader for Literacy and Dyslexia. She is an STA accredited moderator for Manchester and she offers training, support and development to schools and academies. Before joining the team at One Education, Jo was Literacy Leader and Deputy Head at a school in Trafford. Jo works across Early Years, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two delivering English network meetings, assessment implementation, leadership support, school reviews, teacher support and bespoke packages to meet your needs.
Diane has 24 years teaching experience within the field of mainstream special needs. She has also been a SENCO and taught within inclusion units in both primary and secondary settings. Diane has worked as a specialist teacher for over a decade and has gained a PGDip (SEN) in specific learning difficulties. Diane joined One Education in 2015 and supports pupils and staff in a variety of ways including; developing and teaching bespoke intervention programmes, screening and assessments, delivering training to support capacity building and developing school-wide dyslexia-friendly best practice models.
Grant has over 20 years teaching experience and with the last 15 years focused around dyslexia, he has developed proficiency across all Key Stages as well as FE in the field of Dyslexia. A particular interest has further developed the knowledge and skills in using Test materials to support Diagnostic Report writing and Exam Access Arrangements and is AMBDA and APC qualified. Grant supports head teachers, teachers, staff and students to work collaboratively towards whole school improvement.
Paul has a wealth of experience of working in both primary and secondary schools as a SEND specialist. During this time he has worked extensively with children and young people with complex needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties. As well as having an MA in Specific Learning Difficulties, he is a qualified counsellor. Paul’s research interests have included exploring how the brain assimilates phonic information and the role of scaffolding to support phonics learning.