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Would You Credit It


Former Head of Education and Training at Dyslexia Action provides a summary of qualifications and considers how credit and level can define and clarify the qualifications marketplace.

We are often asked about the ‘value’ of qualifications. In this article we attempt to explain some important concepts that may help when considering if the much-loved and well-used qualifications you hold are still as valid today in the field of specialist teaching and assessment as they were when you first qualified. 
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Black Friday Deal 2023


The biggest shopping event of the year has arrived, and we’re excited to announce our incredible Black Friday discount on our online CPD Units!

Save £10 +VAT when you book one of our CPD Units for the 17 January 2024 cohort, but be quick! Offer ends Sunday 10 December at 11.59pm*.

Discount is automatically applied at registration, so no code is required.
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We have won a Teach Award 2023!


We are delighted to announce that we have won a Teach Primary Award! Our Developing Numeracy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Unit has been recognised as a leading educational resource in the Maths Category!

Our Dyslexia and Literacy Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme has also been highly commended in the SEND category of the Teach Secondary Awards.

The awards help educators to seek out the very best resources to support pupils from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 – with quality determined by a panel of experts. These experts dig deep, to ensure only the most deserving resources triumph!
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The Dyslexia Compass

Martin Bloomfield of York Associates has been leading on a European Union funded project called The Dyslexia Compass, a tool to “translate” dyslexia measurements and assessments across Europe. Here he tells us about the outcomes of his research.

Dyslexia knows no barriers. Or so we would like to think. It knows no borders, it knows no countries, and it knows no race. Dyslexia is neurological. Dyslexia is hereditary. Dyslexia is human. Dyslexia is neither political nor religious. Dyslexia is ethnically neutral. Or so we would like to think.

Consider the following question: if a child is dyslexic, is she dyslexic everywhere she lives? Can she “lose” her dyslexia when her parents simply move house to follow work, or to escape difficult socio-economic or political situations at home?

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The Prevalence of Dyslexia – Natalie Houalla

Natalie Houalla is a Senior Instructional Designer with Real Group and she is also the Chair of Governors as well as SEND and Inclusion Link Governor, for her local primary school. She is currently working towards an MA in Educational Neuroscience.
Here, Natalie explores the thorny issue of estimating the prevalence of dyslexia.

The question of prevalence in dyslexia is widely and consistently posed, and yet evades a decisive response.

Depending on which platform or resource you consult, you may come across answers as varied as, ‘from 3-5%’ to ‘1 in 5’ or a rounded ‘20%’. Currently, the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) states that 10% of the UK population are dyslexic, of which 4% are severely affected. However, the original source of these statistics is difficult to trace.
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Tes SEND Show 2023

We are delighted to be exhibiting once again at the Tes SEND Show next month!

Taking place on 13 & 14 October, we will be at Stand 135 alongside our sister companies Real Training, Educational and Sporting Futures and the Dyslexia Action Shop.

The Tes SEND Show is the UK’s leading SEND show and an annual must-see. We are looking forward to returning and meeting you.

If you’d like to chat in-person about our opportunities for specialist dyslexia teaching, assessment, and more, then make sure to stop by for brochures, resources, and goodies!

Make sure you register HERE for this free event.
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We Have Been Shortlisted!


We are delighted to announce that we have been named finalists in both the Teach Primary and Teach Secondary Awards 2023! The annual Teach Awards recognise the very best educational resources to support pupils from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4.

Finalists were selected by a team of education professionals based on key criteria such as originality, accessibility and educational impact. The winners will be announced on 10 November 2023 and we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled! You can learn more about the awards here.
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Specialist Teacher Training Programmes: Back to the Future in Literacy Development


Specialist teacher training is much more than an understanding and management of dyslexia and literacy, diversity and inclusivity in learners. Qualified specialist teachers will have had access to a specific literacy programme.

These programmes will have provided a thorough training in the phonology and phonetics of the English language and a sound underpinning knowledge of language acquisition, morphology and syntax, semantics and the sociological dynamics of language. Knowledge that is informed by speech and language and communications therapies is built into comprehensive training courses that enable the practitioner to address the diverse literacy needs of any individual and provide appropriate remedial training. The Dyslexia Actional Literacy Programme (DALP) is one of these programmes.
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New Date and Discount! – The Emotionally Connected Classroom


We are excited to be adding a new date for The Emotionally Connected Classroom online short CPD Unit, which starts on 13 September.

What’s more, you can save £10+VAT when you book before 30 August!

The discount will be automatically applied at the time of registration (once you have logged in or registered for an account, the discount cannot be applied in retrospect).

Book by 30 August (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 6 September if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration.
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Special offer – £20+VAT discount for CPD Awards

Are you looking to expand your knowledge, gain new skills, and invest in your personal and professional growth in the new school term?

Then why not take advantage of our limited-time offer!

We are excited to share our new discount for all CPD awards commencing 13 September. Book now and save £20+VAT.

Our courses are delivered entirely online, which means you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace and convenience. Our user-friendly virtual learning platform Campus Online, and engaging course materials will enhance your learning experience and tutor support is available when required through online forums.

Each of the three set units within the Awards require between 20-30 hours of study over a seven-week period (units will run September, November and January) and our units equate to Level 4 or 5 on the Register of Regulated Qualifications (RQF).
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