Kris Ventris-Field
Dyslexia Specialist
Education and Training Consultant
Gloucestershire Monmouthshire Herefordshire

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Training and Workshops

I like to start with an initial consultancy to find out exactly what you want from a training session. This can be over the phone, electronically or face-to-face.

  • What do you know already?
  • What outcomes do you hope to achieve?
  • What will be the benefits to your organisation?

I can offer:

  • taster sessions to enrich a team meeting
  • sessions to fit in with organisation INSET or CPD days
  • half or full day in-house training for your team
  • training for a group of organisations at a chosen venue
  • a competitive pricing structure

Recent contracts include:

  • full day national dyslexia awareness training sessions
    (Excellence in Learning)
  • delivering teacher training on active learning and differentiation (Learning South West)
  • teaching literacy to adults
  • teaching conversational English to adults whose first language is not English
  • working with employers to carry out workplace needs assessments for employees with dyslexia
  • delivering individual employee support at work
  • Writing online training package for Maths Champions (TUC)
  • Training reading coaches for a charitable organisation
    (Forest Read Easy Deal) 
  • Regional Training for a whole organisation approach to dyslexia (Learning South West)
  • Training Workplace Learning Advocates and Maths Champions (Workbase)

Don’t take my word for it!

See what others have said about my training in the testimonials.

Still not sure?

Why not have a chat with me. Give me a call on 07771 962 426
for a free initial telephone consultation.

At national training events delivered in May 2012, Kris was given an ‘excellent’ by 100% participants for subject knowledge; presentation and style; coverage of objectives. Comments included:

“A very good range of activities and discussion points which will support my own practice. A very good delivery. Thank you.” 
Kanchan - Curriculum Manager from a specialist college

It was excellent – perfect speed; high standard of knowledge; creating resources for teaching staff to use in class; information to cascade to creative staff. Thank you very much.
Best course for a long time”
Paul – Student Support Manager from a 6th Form College

Evaluations from Bespoke training sessions for YMCA Training (2014):

• I found Kris to be an engaging, intelligent woman who kept me interested in the subject all day. This was a good introduction. I feel this is a starting point and would now like to move forward with our offer of support and be able to introduce additional support structures for our young people
• Best dyslexia training I’ve been on thank you! A dyslexic friend of mine recommended the book ‘The Dyslexic Advantage’ due to its focus on strengths. I shall read it now with a more basic understanding than before. I’m really interested in working in this area now!
• Really enjoyed the day – Kris was very knowledgeable and approachable. A lot of information in simple formats. Thanks
• Thank you Kris for a very informative and extremely well presented training day


“A productive day – I wish all training days were such.
I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you for a most informative and interesting day. I learnt so much and can't wait to put it to good use when I begin 'study coaching' with my students in September. The session was ideal and extremely helpful and the wide-ranging types of information/useful websites were greatly appreciated.
Thank you again for delivering a really excellent day!"
Testimonial from Dyslexia Awareness training event delivered for Excellence in Learning
Claire Williams 23.5.2013
Access Summit HE Support Worker at Manchester Universities

Evaluation of a training session on active learning and differentiation:

“...the intellectual stimulus was great and the day felt much more focussed than many training events.”

“I loved the activities and have come away with lots of ideas and motivation to produce new resources.”

"I attended the Dyslexia course, unsure of exactly what to expect, however, it turned out to be more than I anticipated!  Kris has extensive knowledge and years of experience on supporting individuals with specific learning difficulties and is very keen to share good practice with everyone, which was a refreshing change and allowed others on the course to feel at ease and ask specific questions related their individual roles, which Kris was able to answer and discuss in detail.  I highly recommend this course if, like me, you require a refresher course on supporting individuals with Dyslexia, or equally if you would like a greater understanding of Dyslexia and are looking for new ideas to implement into your organisation, then this is the course for you!" 
Moira Davies BA TQFE , Flexible Learning Co-ordinator
Scottish Police College
"Kris has delivered Dyslexia training and support for me for several years and participant feedback has always been exemplary, a true subject specialist with great training ability."
Ian Hirst
Director at Concrew Training,
January 6, 2014


Kris Ventris-Field Education and Training Consultant, Dyslexia Specialist
Telephone: 01594 563 361 Mobile: 07771 962 426 Email:


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