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Have you got an employee with dyslexia who needs support?


Is your workplace dyslexia friendly?


Do you offer staff training, is it dyslexia friendly?


We can offer staff training on our Dyslexia Awareness Course or offer consultation on how to make your organisation’s information and services more accessible.

Why not take our short Dyslexia in the Workplace Course to make your workplace dyslexia friendly.

Are your staff, who have contact with the public, aware of simple ways to help your clients with literacy needs and make your services more accessible?

Approximately 10% of the population have difficulties of a dyslexic nature….is your information and service accessible to them?

Contact us on 01538 39 85 44 for a no obligation, informal chat – or use our Contact Form



We offer information about dyslexia and how it might affect your staff or customers. We can give individualised advice or arrange dyslexia awareness training for your staff.


If you feel you may be dyslexic we can signpost you to an appropriate assessment service. If your job is at risk due to your difficulties, you may be able to access funding, please make an appointment with your Disability Advisor at the Job Centre. Funding may also be available via the Access to Work fund, please contact your local Job Centre.

We acknowledge that there is simply not a sufficient budget to pay for SENS team or Educational Psychologists and school staff simply don’t have enough time to test all students for dyslexia.


We also appreciate that there have be a number of initiatives in the past and changes in teaching methods. However, we simply can’t advocate strongly enough the success of using a multi-sensory, cumulative and structured systematic synthetic phonics, language programme. In 2018, CodeBreakers embarked on a 1 year pilot study of CodeBreakers programme in schools, where we have trained staff to successfully deliver the programme. We can offer this to your school too.

CodeBreakers® programme is also successful with children who do not have SPLD and can therefore be a whole school approach. It increases the number of words to be read of spelled quicker than a ‘Look, Say, Cover’, whole word/ analytical approach. Most importantly it creates independent learners!

See our blog article on systematic synthetic phonics


If you wish to buy CodeBreakers® Dyslexia Programme for your school we can also offer staff training on delivery of the programme. The programme can be delivered by TAs or teachers.

We can also offer training on overlapping learning difficulties, to enable staff to identify students who may present with other characteristics of additional difficulties, in addition to dyslexia and offer suitable referral agencies. This will allow staff to better understand students who are presenting with ‘behaviour or concentration’ difficulties.

Our course is suitable for TAs or teachers. Contact us on 01538 39 85 44 to discuss your training needs or complete our contact form.

We also have our annual SEN Jigsaw conference for training and information on overlapping SPLDs



If you are applying to university and think you are dyslexic, a full assessment, written to DfES standards, will need to be conducted in order to make an application for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

Contact your university’s learning support team to receive a referral to an assessment centre for an assessment of your needs. They may also be able to arrange a referral for a diagnostic assessment for you. You can also receive an assessment from a specialist teacher/ assessor who has a practicing certificate (APC) from PATOSS.

If you are applying to a College of Further Education (FE) and do not have a dyslexia assessment, contact the learning support officer to ask for support to obtain an assessment. Often colleges conduct general dyslexia/ literacy and numeracy screening during enrolment. However, it should be noted that this is not a dyslexia assessment test and does not always identify those who need a dyslexia assessment.

There may be funding for an assessment, ask the college advisors about this. Alternatively you can have an assessment from a specialist teacher/assessor. It is recommended that any post 16 assessment is conducted by a specialist teacher holding (APC).

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Georgina Smith has 20 years experience as a dyslexia tutor. Georgina is a member of PATOSS and is a PATOSS registered tutor.

Tel: 01538 398544

Mobile: 07761 439495

Visitors by appointment only

Georgina Smith has over 10 years experience as a dyslexia tutor and assessor. Georgina is a member of PATOSS and has AMBDA status from the British Dyslexia Association. Georgina is a PATOSS registered assessor and tutor.

Address: 3 Ashdale Road, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 6QZ

Tel: 01538 398544
Mobile: 07761 439495

Office Opening Times
Mon – Thur  9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Fri  9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Visitors by appointment only

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