Who we are
Warrington Dyslexia Support Centre is part of the C.E.S. Solutions Educational Organisation & Charity which dates back to 1839, when it was formed as part of the Union of Cheshire & Lancashire Institutes (ULCI) One of Britains first vocational examining and training bodies.
They established a Dyslexia Centre in Preston in 2007, using the IDL software system to help children & adults whose lives have been affected by dyslexia. C.E.S. was so impressed with the results achieved that they decided to buy and expand the IDL Company. IDL now successfully operates 32 learning centres across the UK. Lottery funding was also secured for a number of free places at the Preston centre.
The IDL Centre network is continuing to expand throughout the country and in November 2012 the program was successfully introduced into a number of schools in the Warrington area by Lynne Clarke.
We are members of the British Dyslexia Association. and can provide useful information and updates from their research and recommendations.
All our staff have passed a full enhanced DBS check (Formerly the CRD Check)
Lynne's professional background is in business, service and training management. Her interest in dyslexia grew from the personal experience of having a bright and articulate child who simply could not progress at school. At the age of 6, her daughter was diagnosed with borderline learning difficulties which was later diagnosed as dyslexia and dyspraxia. Years of research and supporting her daughter led to the discovery of the IDL program, so she understands the frustration and the need to support students with these difficulties. Her daughter is now a successful university graduate, who is an accomplished healthcare practitioner.
Lynne has undergone extensive training with the Centra Group and is fully qualified to present and deliver the I.D.L program. She has great empathy with those affected and her mission is to provide valuable support to those who will benefit, "All students should have the opportunity to reach their full potential"
M.Ed (Merit), B.Ed (Hons), PGCert (Dyslexia), Dip: SpLD, AMBDA, Patoss Practising Assessment Certificate
Michala is a Specialist Teacher, who teaches children on a daily basis who have Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g. dyslexia). She also trains teachers and other school support staff on teaching methods to help these children fulfill their potential.
She is a caring and dedicated teacher/assessor and fully understands the stresses that the school curriculum places on learners, particularly those with additional learning needs.
Beth joined the team in Summer 2014 to assist with learning support. Beth is an Occupational Therapist who has specialised in the study of Dyslexia & Dyspraxia, she has many years of experience of working with children in both an educational and play setting, and has also recently undergone specialist training to support both adults and children with learning difficulties. Beth is a fabulous example of a successful dyslexic person as she herself was diagnosed at a young age, so she fully understands the difficulties our students face and has first hand experience of how to develop the coping strategies and the will to succeed.