From 1st September 2018 Learning Support will offer a new two hour Consultation (one per year) to schools and FE providers in Leicestershire. This Core Offer Consultation will not incur a charge.
The Consultation will be carried out by a qualified SpLd (dyslexia) specialist and is to contribute some support to schools and FE providers in meeting the needs of children and young people with moderate – severe dyslexia or learning differences of a dyslexic nature. There are a number of possible options for using the consultation time:
- To discuss 3 or 4 high need children or young people who have dyslexia and for whom the school or FE provider require some advice to move forward.
- To discuss more generic areas such as Dyslexia Friendly Practice, approaches to identification and monitoring of dyslexia, intervention strategies or particular features of dyslexia etc.
- To ‘pool’ hours in order to set up a dyslexia forum, eg. within Multi Academy Trusts.
It should be noted that the Core Offer Consultation is not, and cannot be used for, formal training.
Initially, from 3rd September, annual two hour appointments will be offered to schools/FE providers at County Hall on a ‘surgery’/appointment basis. However, going forward appointments will be offered at area locations in Leicestershire – a venue in the north of the county, a venue in the south and at County Hall.
Following receipt of a request for a Core Offer Consultation, an acknowledgement will be sent with the offer of an appointment. As far as possible, this will take into account preferences for days, times, and later, venues.
The Request Form (available on the Resources Page) asks for your chosen focus for the Consultation; if this is to discuss individual children/young people, you are asked to bring all relevant information with you to the Consultation.