Support available to schools

Find out about the support available to educational settings. 

The Literacy Service (LS) supports children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) arising from difficulties in the following SEN Categories.

  • Cognition and Learning (C&L)

The Literacy Service is a regional service made up of teams of teachers and professionals with knowledge, understanding and specific training in literacy difficulties.

We provide resources, training, advice, guidance and pupil support, and work for the effective inclusion of children and young people with SEN arising from difficulties in literacy.

We work within primary and post-primary phases of mainstream schools.

Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCo's) and any school staff can access an extensive range of digital resources and support via the Literacy Service virtual learning environment hosted on the school C2K computer network. For more information email [email protected] or phone 028 9448 2228.


One of our roles is to support a child and their parents or carers while also building capacity within schools. We offer an extensive regional and school-based training programme, specifically designed for school staff.

This includes an online training service that school staff may access via the Children and Young People's Service Training Programme

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Contact the Literacy Service

The Literacy Service Team can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, learning difficulties in literacy and dyslexia.