A toolkit for the identification and support
of learners exhibiting literacy difficulties

Films and Launch Presentations

The filmed presentations will be useful for anyone wishing to find out more about the toolkit – including some of the reasons why the toolkit is important and what Education Scotland (HMIE)’s expectations are from schools in supporting learners with additional support needs.

These film clips can easily be incorporated into professional development sessions in schools and local authorities about the toolkit, as well as used by individual teachers and parents.


A film of Sir Jackie Stewart, President of Dyslexia Scotland, speaking at the re-launch of the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit 8th March 2017 can be viewed here.

Films from 2010 launch

The first version of this toolkit, the ‘Assessing Dyslexia’ toolkit was officially launched at Moray House School of Education, the University of Edinburgh on 1st June 2010 by Dyslexia Scotland’s President, Sir Jackie Stewart and Mike Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.

We have retained three of the five presentations from the original launch as these are still relevant. Click on the links below to see them.

Mike Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning “Launch of 'Assessing Dyslexia' Toolkit” 2010.

Sir Jackie Stewart, ‘Unidentified Dyslexia’ 2010.

June Orr, HMIe, Developments since the 2008 HMIE review, 'Education for learners with dyslexia'