Literacy Support Service

Literacy Support Service

The Literacy Support Team aims to help meet the needs of children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), particularly persistent literacy difficulties (Dyslexia) The team comprises of four specialist teachers, working across county into all school phases.

Literacy Support Service

The Literacy Support Team aims to help meet the needs of children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), particularly persistent literacy difficulties (Dyslexia) The team comprises of four specialist teachers, working across county into all school phases.

The team have worked to provide all SENCos with an assessment screening tool to enable them to set initial SMART targets to manage the needs of the learner. After two cycles of Assess-Plan-Do-Review if progress remains a concern, SENCos can request support from Northumberland County Council’s Literacy Team by completing the online or paper SEND Support Services ‘Request for Support ‘ form as well as the accompanying parental consent form.

Schools can expect a timely response with an initial meeting with school, parent/carer and learner, further assessment  with guidance and advice about best interventions and a written report containing assessment information, shared with home and school.
 

SEND Manager for Literacy:  Judith Dodds
SEND Literacy Lead Practitioner: Margaret Shahin
Office Manager: Helen Robson
01670 624807

Request for Pupil Support
Request for Whole School Support
Parental consent
Transfer days
Additional days - SLA Schools
Additional days - Non SLA Schools
Link to online form (request for support)