Dyslexia and dyslexic type difficulties are supported across the curriculum and also through targeted interventions in the Support for Pupils department. Below are some of the areas young people require support with.

Young people may require some assessment within CHS to identify the best strategies to  support them in their learning.

There is a consistent approach using Dyslexia Pathway. The key stages of the dyslexia pathway process are expanded upon below:


 A referral can be made by any partner agency, teacher, young person or parent.


  • Prior to any assessment being carried out the pupil and family will be informed of the reason for considering the dyslexia pathway with the young person and what the process will involve.
  • The assessment is holistic and looks at information and examples from teachers and home in addition to dyslexia assessments for reading, phonics awareness, processing and memory.


  • Parents will receive a phone call from the teacher who has carried out the assessment before the report is sent home to advise them of the results.
  • Parents and pupil will also have an opportunity to discuss report with staff in person.

Additional Support

 Additional Assessment Arrangements may be considered following the report recommendations and the additional support needs will be reviewed through the CYPP process.

  • Short term identified literacy interventions may be considered and impact monitored and staff will be updated with advice to support strategies for the young person.
Useful hyperlinks

Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit  


Web addresses

British Dyslexia Association
British Dyslexia Association  – technology
CALL Scotland
Dyslexia Explained – video
Dyslexia Unwrapped
Dyslexia Scotland
Reading Circle
See Dyslexia Differently
Writing Circle