Forest Way Alliance

Dyslexia Assessments

FWA have secured the services of Donna Kirby and Alyson Dakin who are both able to assess pupils for Dyslexia, for schools within the Forest Way Alliance.
Please complete and submit the form below if you would like to engage their services.
For details of the assessments and pricing, please download the pdf below

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Donna Kirby
I have over 25 years of teaching experience, teaching in the city and the county. For the last 15 years, I have been the SENDCo at Hugglescote Primary.  I have a degree in Psychology and always have been most interested in educating those pupils with additional needs. I have attending many courses over the years, to continue this passion and specialism.  Recently, I am hosting the SENDCo Collaborative meetings. In the last two years, I have studied part-time at Derby University to secure a master’s qualification in teaching and assessing pupils with specific learning difficulties.  I am now registered with the British Dyslexic Association to be able to assess pupils for Dyslexia and have been awarded my SpLD Assessment Practicing Certificate (AMDA and APC). 
 

Alyson Dakin
I have been a qualified teacher for over 27 years and have worked predominantly within the area of Special Educational Needs for the last 13 Years; this has included the role of an assistant Sendco and Sen teacher in secondary schools. I believe in the importance of ongoing professional development to facilitate up to date knowledge and practice; completing a Nasenco award has been my most recent professional focus
I have a deep understanding of the Education System and a wealth of experience teaching pupils with a variety of needs, this has included classroom teaching as well as small group and 1-1 support.  As an experienced specialist dyslexia assessor and specialist teacher I am perfectly placed to be able to advise other teachers after assessments on the best ways to progress a pupils learning. I fully understand the barriers to learning that pupils may have and the challenges they may face which makes me well placed with my experience and knowledge to suggests strategies that will help pupils attain. It is so important that all pupils are given the best opportunities to achieve their full potential. I feel privileged to have already worked with many Sendco’s across Leicestershire, providing advice and support for teaching and learning.
The opportunity to work and collaborate with the Forest Way Teaching Alliance is an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to  being able to help and support many more teachers and pupils across Leicestershire.


Dyslexia Assessment/support request