About Me

My name is Jo Souter and I am an experienced specialist dyslexia teacher and assessor. I am passionate about helping children to unlock their potential!  
Specialist teacher and assessor Oxfordshire
As a teacher and as a mum of 2, I understand that every child is different and that a 'one size fits all' approach doesn't work. As a result my teaching is personalised to each student and draws on their strengths. My philosophy is that if your child doesn't understand something, then it is up to me to teach it differently.
Up until having my children, I was a full time class teacher in a primary school. Therefore I understand the demands of teaching a class of 30 children each with differing strengths and difficulties! My skill is in creating a positive learning environment in which your child can thrive.
After missing school due to Covid my daughter had sessions with Jo to increase her confidence. It was really inspiring to see her learning and enjoying a more creative & fun way of learning.
- Parent of a Year 1 student
Over the past 9 years I have worked as a specialist dyslexia teacher and assessor both in schools and privately.  In addition to assessing, teaching and supporting individual children, I provide training and guidance for parents, teachers and support staff.
Qualifications
The field of dyslexia is ever evolving and I am committed to keeping up to date with the latest developments. As an Associate Member of the BDA (AMBDA), my continuing professional development is verified by the BDA every 3 years. I appear on both the BDA and PATOSS registers.
I hold the following:
  • BSc (Hons), PGCE
  • Level 7 SpLD Postgraduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy
  • Associate Membership of the BDA (AMBDA)
  • Professional Membership of PATOSS
  • SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate (APC)
In addition I have full DBS clearance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
In order to find out more information about how I can help your child, please contact me.
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