Literacy, Language and Numeracy Starter Kits

Starter kits to support providers new to literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) to access guidance and resources to develop their provision

Dyslexia Starter Kit

The Dyslexia Starter Kit aims to help you review your provision for dyslexic learners, or to help less experienced providers develop dyslexia support from scratch by:

  • Supporting developments that will improve the quality of your dyslexia support offer;
  • Enhancing consideration of equality, diversity and inclusion; and
  • Improving learner achievement.

The kit focuses on dyslexia as described in the Skills for Life strategy of 2001, through Access for All (2002) and A Framework for Understanding Dyslexia (2004).

The starter kit is organised into different sections. You can look at the sections in order or go straight to the ones that interest you most. There is also a self-assessment checklist to help you take stock of the situation in your organisation so that you can decide on areas for development in order to provide dyslexia support to learners.

Starter kit resources

You can use the Dyslexia self-assessment checklist to think about a whole organisation approach to dyslexia support and start to think about your priorities and any actions to take forward.

Alternatively, you can go straight to the sections below to find relevant resources.

Teachers will find resources and teaching ideas in Sections 4 and 5.

How does the starter kit help me?

The starter kit will help teachers and providers to address challenges by:

  • Significantly increasing the number of dyslexic adult learners identified and supported;
  • Helping to improve equality, diversity and inclusion for people with dyslexia;
  • Providing information with regard to screening and assessment issues;
  • Promoting whole organisation approaches to dyslexia support for people in different settings and contexts, such as those following academic, vocational or community courses, those developing employability skills and offenders;
  • Providing links to online CPD materials for teachers and support staff;
  • Providing information about research and legislation; and
  • Highlighting multisensory teaching and learning approaches to support dyslexic learners.

 

Other starter kits

CPD

This starter kit links you with key CPD packages produced through the Skills for Life Support Programme and previous programmes. 

View the Starter Kit

Numeracy

The starter kit is organised into different sections. You can look at the sections in order or go straight to the ones that interest you most. There is also a questionnaire to help you ‘take stock’ so that you can decide on areas for development.

View the Starter Kit

Dyslexia

This starter kit aims to help you review your provision for dyslexic learners, or to help less experienced providers develop dyslexia support from scratch.

View the Starter Kit

Professional Development

Here is a range of resources, developed through the Workforce Development element of the Skills for Life Support Programme, to help you plan professional development for your staff in literacy, language (ESOL) and numeracy (LLN).

View the Starter Kit

Accessible Learning

This starter kit, created by JISC TechDis, is designed to enable teachers and trainers to create effective, engaging and accessible learning materials for their learners. 

View the Starter Kit