About Sheila

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  • About Sheila

  • Sheila Stratton

    Dyslexia Specialist
    • 40 Years' Experience

      I am a fully qualified teacher, with over 40 years’ experience working with children in a huge variety of settings. As a young teacher, my involvement with language development sparked an interest in children needing additional support. In 1990, I became a Nursery manager based in a Liverpool community school, specialising in Early Identification and Intervention for children with learning difficulties.

    • SENCo & Class Teacher

      As a practising SENCo and class teacher, I created a style of teaching which incorporated dyslexia teaching skills and knowledge. My skills relating to identification, assessment and intervention strategies meant I was in demand as a speaker at local meetings and regional conferences.
       
       

    • Advisory Teacher

      In 2007, I became an Advisory Teacher, monitoring standards, and providing support for settings in Windsor and Maidenhead.

    • Specialist Dyslexia Teacher

      In 1994, I moved to Oldfield School, in Maidenhead, a Beacon school for writing, recognised by the British Dyslexia Association for its inclusive curriculum. I qualified as a specialist Dyslexia teacher (AMBDA) in 2000. I then became a tutor for teacher training courses based at East Berkshire College (OCR Foundation, Certificate, and Diploma Courses for Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties).

    • Senior Manager

      As Senior Teacher of a Windsor School, I created and managed an Early Years Unit based on inclusive teaching. This setting became a model for transition and activity-based learning within the local authority. After a term of Acting-Headship, I moved to the Dorset town of Lyme Regis, where I continue to develop my interest in children needing learning support.

    • Dyslexia Consultant

      My present interest is in providing specialised assessment and tuition for primary-aged children with learning needs. Over the past 10 years, I have developed close links with local schools, giving advice and support with training, pupil assessment, teaching programmes and resourcing.