The GTC has provided guidance on the structure and nature of what could constitute appropriate additional specialised knowledge, understanding and skills required of teachers to enable them to meet the specific additional support needs of pupils with dyslexia .
In meeting the needs of these pupils, and in reaching the level of expertise required by the competence, account has to be taken both of the core characteristics of dyslexia as well as the personal profile of each individual child and young person with dyslexia.
The Indicative competencies for teachers of learners with dyslexia
Teachers should be able to demonstrate, through their application of knowledge, understanding and skills:
Knowledge and Understanding of dyslexia
Multi-agency partnership working
Language and communication
Medical / disability related knowledge
Specific legislation & policy
Teaching and learning