Clair Cole

I have worked as a specialist teacher for 18 years, supporting children and young people experiencing a range of difficulties with their learning, prior to which I taught in both primary and secondary schools as a class teacher, learning support teacher and SENCO.

I have further experience teaching and supporting children, young people and adults with Dyslexia, including the provision of specialist SpLD study skills support for university students. I have been carrying out diagnostic assessments for Dyslexia for 19 years, including assessments for Disabled Students Allowance and I am a Senior Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer on the Level 7 Postgraduate Award of Proficiency in Assessment for Access Arrangements. Since 1999, I have been involved with the South Warwickshire Dyslexia Association as a teacher, committee member and advisor.

I am particularly interested in assistive technology and how it can be used to help individuals with Dyslexia manage in their education, work and day to day living.

Qualifications: BA (Hons), PGCE, Postgraduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties, Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Studies in Education

Professional Accreditations:  SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate; Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA); Full Member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (PATOSS)