The SEN Continued Professional Development (CPD) Literacy Project is being jointly delivered by Stranmillis and St Mary's University Colleges. DE is funding this project for 3 years, with a total investment of some £3.4m. All Primary Schools are invited to take part in this training, with the first programme being delivered over the 2012/2013 academic year starting in September 2012.
The Project aims to deliver whole school training that will enhance the skills of teachers in primary schools in the Teaching of reading, writing and spelling, enabling schools to identify and address literacy difficulties in a timely and appropriate manner. The project also offers specialist training (accredited by the BDA), to a number of SENCOs and teachers, to enable them to identify children with literacy difficulties including Dyslexia, assess their individual needs and provide appropriate interventions.