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

Professional Development

The 2014 Education Scotland Review "Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland" highlighted 5 recommendations which support the report's interlinking aims to improve the outcomes for children and young people who have dyslexia.

  • Improve the outcomes for dyslexia learners
  • Provide high quality professional development for teachers
  • Support effective and equitable post school transition

This section of the Toolkit continues to support the Making Sense recommendations to support the delivery and provision of high quality professional learning resources on Dyslexia and Inclusive practice.

Recommendations 1 and 2 focus on high quality professional learning.

1. Teachers, support staff, learners and parents should have access to up-to-date practical advice and guidance on dyslexia.

2. Teachers, support staff and local authority staff should have access to a wide range of high quality career-long professional learning opportunities at school, local and national level related to meeting the needs of children and young people with dyslexia.

Professional Development / Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) can take many forms.

The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit can itself be used as a resource for:

  • Professional Learning
  • General Teaching Council Scotland (GTC) Professional Update and Professional Recognition
  • Initial Teacher Education
  • Advanced study in dyslexia

Within this section of the toolkit there are a number of free resources to support practitioners with their professional development in Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice.

A presentation which provides an introduction to the Toolkit is available to download in the About the Toolkit section