Dyslexia Friendly Swindon


The online home of the Swindon Dyslexia-SpLD Service

01793 872800 - dyslexia@millbrook.swindon.sch.uk

Millbrook Primary School, Worsley Road, Freshbrook, Swindon. SN5 8NU

Welcome to the Swindon Dyslexia/SpLD Service website.

Below you will find information about our service and the support that we can provide to
educational settings in the Swindon area.

What we do


The Swindon Dyslexia/SpLD Service is commissioned by Swindon Borough
Council to provide advice and support for schools in the teaching and
learning of children with dyslexia/SpLD and literacy difficulties. The
Service is staffed by two part-time Specialist Advisory Teachers (making
up one full-time post) both of whom hold specialist qualifications in the
teaching and assessment of children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.


Core Services (currently free to all academies and LA maintained schools
within Swindon)


We work closely with schools to improve the outcomes of children who
are not making expected progress despite well-founded intervention.
Schools can refer children via our secure online portal which can be
accessed at http://www.swindondyslexia.co.uk/ . Assessment is made of
the literacy need, targets are set and recommendations are made to
support the child’s learning. We also offer support and assessments for
children who may have dyscalculia or Maths difficulties.

The Swindon Dyslexia/SpLD Service is accredited by the British Dyslexia
Association to award the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark to schools who
have demonstrated that they have embedded dyslexia friendly good
practice. There is no charge to schools for the verification or reverification
although we expect at least one member of staff to attend our Dyslexia
Awareness training course and schools have the option to pay for our
whole school training to be delivered. We offer six free mentoring
sessions across the year in which schools have the opportunity to seek
advice on their journey to verification/reverification.

Traded Services (services provided to schools within and outside
Swindon at an additional cost)

We run annual Dyslexia Awareness training held on four separate days
between November and February. We also provide full-day and half-day
whole school Dyslexia Awareness training which is aimed at schools
wishing to be verified or re-verified as a Dyslexia Friendly School.