Contact Details

Michele Pemberton
MA MEd, BA (Hons) P.G.C.E., P.G.Dip. SpLD, Dip Psych,Level A Cert.(Occupational Testing), Level B Cert.,(Personality Testing) Irlen Screening Cert., T.E.F.L. Cert.
Unit Director

Dyslexia Teaching Centre
436 Allerton Road,
Mossley Hill,
Liverpool L18 3JX.

Tel: 0151 280 0317
Fax: 0151 280 0299

Mobile: 07894 453 044

Email: dyslexiatc@yahoo.co.uk

Background Information

The centre was founded in January 1997 after Michele rented Church premises in Woolton. The initial students numbered 30 in all and lessons started on week day evenings, numbers slowly rose until the first member of staff was employed in the Autumn of 1997. By March 1998 there were three members of staff at the centre and a clientele group of around 75 students. By January 1999 it was becoming apparent that the unit was out growing the premises in Woolton and the hunt began to find a house.

Several premises were looked at in the Woolton and Allerton Road areas until the present house was actually found. There was a big fight to secure the premises as local residents objected to the opening of the centre but eventually planning permission was obtained and the centre moved into its present premises in January 2000.

There are currently six members of staff.


1. Michele Pemberton: MA (Attentional deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Med (Autistic Spectrum disorders)
BA (Hons) History/Classical Studies
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
Dip Psych (Psychology)
Post-Graduate Diploma (Dyslexia)
Level A Certificate (Occupational Testing)
Level B Certificate (Personality Testing)
Senior Irlen Screening Certificate
TEFL Certificate
Catholic Teachers Certificate

2. Cynthia Hesketh: Med (Dyslexia/Computers)
Post Graduate Diploma (Dyslexia)
Teaching Certificate

3. Pauline Griffiths: Med (Literacy – Reading Recovery)
Certificate in Education
Certificate in Reading Recovery Procedures
PG Certificate (Dyslexia)

4. Pat Highfield: BA Applied Community Studies
Qualified Teacher Status
PG Cert/Dip/MA Advanced
Educational Practice in SEN Specialising in Dyslexia (on-going)

5. Mary Christine Mason: Bed (Maths and Chemistry)
Diploma in Extension Studies
(6th Form Mathematics)
Teachers Certificate
Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia

Administration Staff: Rachel Dunbavin

Staff are all highly qualified and experienced