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The Unicorn School

The Unicorn School

A Specialist School supporting pupils with dyslexia and related learning difficulties

Professional Organisations

The Unicorn School’s outreach programme involves collaboration with professional organisations in the world of dyslexia,


The Unicorn School is collaborating with Oxford Brookes University to write and deliver workshops for Masters Level trained teaching specialists to achieve their AMBDA* certification.  This is the gold standard qualification for assessing and teaching children and young people with Specific Learning Difficulties.

The AMBDA dates for the academic year 2018-2019 are:

Wednesday 12th September 2018

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Wednesday 24th April 2019

*AMBDA: Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association.

Elklan Speech, Language and Communication Training

The Unicorn School ran an Elklan accredited Speech and Language course for 11-16 year olds on Tuesday 18th September 2018 and it ran for 10 weeks (excluding Tuesday 16th and Tuesday 23rd October) from 4.30pm - 6.30pm, at The Unicorn School.  The course ended on Tuesday 4th December 2018.  The cost was £395.

Participants received a Level 3 or Level 2 Award in Knowledge and Practice to Support the Communication Skills of 11-16s.

Please see the attachments below or the following link for more information on the course.

For any queries or booking, please contact

Reading University

We delivered a talk at Reading University with Professor Rhona Stainthorpe; she presented information on the research she has done in reading and we presented information on how the specialist practitioner supports children with dyslexia.

Unicorn children have been involved in research that Reading University has done at The Unicorn School on the efficacy of Dyslexia Font. We are awaiting their findings and will keep you updated as soon as we know them.