Category Names & Definitions
One category should not be seen as 'better' than another, but as a guide to the provision required by the student. A copy of this information is available for download.
DSPDyslexia Specialist Provision
The school is established primarily to teach pupils with dyslexia. The curriculum and timetable are designed to meet specific needs in a holistic, co-ordinated manner with a significant number of
teaching staff holding nationally recognised qualifications in teaching dyslexic pupils.
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The school has a designated Unit or Centre that provides specialist tuition, on a small group or
individual basis, according to need. The Unit or Centre is an adequately resourced teaching area, under the management of a senior specialist teacher, who co-ordinates the work of other specialist teachers and ensures on-going liaison with all mainstream teachers. This senior SpLD teacher will probably have
Head of Department status, will hold nationally recognised qualifications in teaching SpLD pupils
and will certainly have significant input into the general school curriculum design and delivery.
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These are schools which support SpLD pupils to access the curriculum; where
there is an effective system of identifying SpLD pupils; where there is a withdrawal system
for individualised literacy support and there is positive on-going communication between mainstream, SEN staff and the SMT.
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The school is established to teach pupils with SpLD and other associated difficulties. The curriculum
and timetable are designed to meet specific needs in a holistic, co-ordinated manner with a significant number of teaching staff holding nationally recognised specialist teaching qualifications.
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Centres providing specialist tuition for small groups or individuals, in an adequately resourced teaching area, managed by a teacher with BDA recognised qualifications (AMBDA or APC), who coordinates the work of other specialist dyslexia teachers.
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Schools where SpLD pupils are withdrawn from appropriately selected lessons, for specialist tuition from a teacher with a nationally recognised qualification in teaching SpLD pupils. There is on-going communication between mainstream and specialist teachers.
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