About the Dyslexia Outreach Service, Norfolk:
The Dyslexia Outreach Service is part of the Cognition and Learning specialism of Norfolk Specialist Resource Bases (SRBs) but works wholly on an outreach and capacity building basis. We work in all key stages, from age 5-18, and are part-funded by Norfolk County to provide an accessible and affordable traded service to all schools, including academies, free schools and independent schools. (For a discount off all DOS services, plus other associated benefits, please see membership details below).
We pride ourselves on being responsive and practical and if you have a question or concern around pupils’ literacy and/or numeracy needs, we will endeavour to find a creative solution that fits in with busy schools.
To offer relevant and practical support to schools with regard to their provision for dyslexic learners To empower all stakeholders to meet needs in their setting
To develop sustainable and effective practice
Provision may include:
- Model teaching
- Action Plans around named individuals
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Strategies for mainstream and small group teaching
- Exam Access Arrangements
- Advice/ training on assistive technology
- Study Skills
- Inset / Workshops / Live Online Training / Webinars
DOS Membership Scheme
The one year membership scheme includes discounted price off all DOS services, telephone/ email access to specialist advice, loan of resources and assessment materials, unlimited access to online pre-recorded bite-sized training and information webinars through the dedicated members-only area on the DOS website.
Norfolk Dyslexia Friendly School Quality Mark
One way of helping schools to maintain and develop dyslexia friendly practice is through attaining the Norfolk Dyslexia Friendly School Quality Mark. This comprehensive package of support includes free DOS membership whilst working towards the qualification, school self-audit resources, whole school inset, 1 free place on the Level 3 Dyslexia Awareness qualification course, as well as tailored consultation sessions for schools to achieve the Quality Mark accreditation over a 2 year period.
- Level 3 Gateway Qualification in: Dyslexia Awareness
- Real Training – Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) with Access Arrangements Course (CPT3A)
For Parents / Carers
We offer a Dyslexia Awareness for Parents / Carers course and workshops on memory, maths and assistive technology.
Accessing the service
To access the service or for further information, please use the Contact menu above. We also have a downloadable copy of our 2022-23 brochure for those that wish to browse our services which can be found by clicking here.