Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

The Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Service is part of the Specialist Education Service and sits within the Cognition and Learning Service. The team is staffed by 6 experienced teachers, all of whom hold specialist qualifications for teaching and assessing pupils with dyslexia/literacy difficulties.

The team works in partnership with all schools across Suffolk to improve outcomes for learners who have significant and persistent literacy difficulties. We are also developing our offer to support learners with Dyscalculia/ Maths difficulties.

Our core service aims to improve outcomes for individual students who are not making expected progress despite having followed an appropriate literacy intervention. This is achieved through working directly with the school and staff to plan individualised intervention, personalised strategies and teaching approaches in the classroom, alongside support to develop a whole school approach to supporting learners with Dyslexia/literacy difficulties.