Teacher in excellent special needs centre gets top Dyslexia qualification

By Jill Dando News

Sarah Kane, of Worle Community School Academy, in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, gained a Level 5 SpLD Teacher in Dyslexia qualification with distinction to build on her previous skills and the school’s high-level expertise. 

WCSA was already one of the most equipped academies to help students with dyslexia. Sarah’s qualification means that WCSA will be able to provide and implement more individually tailored provision for specific students.

Sarah teaches Fresh Start, a phonics-based programme to students with weak literacy. She screens students for dyslexia and creates clear strategies for teaching staff and support staff to use with the students.

Students with dyslexia are being identified earlier than ever at Worle with Sarah’s completing screeners and following up concerns if any are raised.

Sarah, an Intervention Lead at WCSA, said: “I am passionate to help students to thrive with dyslexia and we are making excellent progress at our academy.

My new qualification will allow me to individually tailor learning strategies for individual students. It is really good news for the students and the school.”

The academy is already helping dozens of students with dyslexia in a range of innovative and successful ways.

Sarah has worked at WCSA for over six years and has gone from strength to strength.

The ambitious academy is part of The Priory Learning Trust.