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Sat, 08 Oct



Davis® Learning Strategies Basic Teacher Workshop

Be the difference! Reach all the children in your class with proven strategies that prevent special educational needs, reduce behavioural difficulties AND further the able, gifted and talented.

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Davis® Learning Strategies Basic Teacher Workshop
Davis® Learning Strategies Basic Teacher Workshop

Time & Location

08 Oct 2022, 09:00 BST – 09 Oct 2022, 16:00 BST


About the Event

Four morning sessions, spread across two weekends:

Session 1: Saturday 8th October

Session 2: Sunday 9th October


9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m. British Summer Time

10:00 — 13:00 and 14:00 — 17:00 Central European Time

This workshop provides Primary Teachers (KS1 and first year KS2) with unique and innovative strategies for improving reading instruction and classroom management, and equips young learners with proven lifelong skills in "how to learn".

 Training includes: 

  • Theory and Reasoning for each Strategy
  • Classroom implementation suggestions
  • Supervised hands-on practice at each Strategy
  • Q&A and discussion about each Strategy

Though compatible with phonic teaching, these strategies provide the fundamental building blocks for reading success via a unique non-phonic or pre-phonic approach. Research suggests that the Davis Learning Strategies promote the able, gifted and talented while reducing or eliminating the onset of reading difficulties for at-risk learners.

More about Davis Learning Strategies

Research into Davis Learning Strategies

Your Workshop Presenter

Richard Whitehead

Director, Davis Workshop Presenter and Davis Specialist

Davis Learning Strategies Workshop Presenter

Davis Life Concepts for Autism Workshop Presenter

Richard has been a Davis Dyslexia Programme Facilitator since 2002 and a Davis Learning Strategies Workshop Presenter since 2004. Having been a classroom teacher for several years, he originally discovered the Davis methods when looking for a solution for the son of some friends.

His  extensive background in education includes time spent teaching  in both  the adult and mainstream secondary educational sectors.

Richard  has a keen interest in holistic approaches to health and  learning;  alongside his dyslexia work, he has run workshops on  effective  parent/child communication based on the work of Adele Faber  and Elaine  Mazlish.

Richard has lectured and presented on the Davis learning methods in  countries and cultures as diverse as the UK, Ireland, Iceland, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, Italy, New Zealand and the United States.

Richard's original university education was as a linguist, and he  speaks several  European languages. Alongside Richard's work with the Davis methods, he  is also a Patoss-accredited Specialist Teacher Assessor, specialising in  multilingual SpLD assessments for non-native speakers of English in the UK.

Richard is author of the book Why Tyrannosaurus But Not If ?, together with an accompanying free fifteen-part e-mentoring course for teachers and parents of struggling learners, a six-week practical course for parents and a practical workshop for teachers.   He has written articles on the dyslexic learning style for  publications  as diverse as Literacy Today, Green Parent Magazine and  Personnel Today  magazine and has recorded video presentations on  dyslexia for the  Dystalk project.

Richard is also a Davis Autism Approach Facilitator and Coach and a Davis Life Concepts for Autism Workshop Presenter.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

You  may cancel your enrolment within seven days of enrolling, provided that you notify us of this in writing and provided that the date of  cancellation also provides for at least one month’s notice prior to  commencement of the module in question.

If we have already dispatched your workshop kit at the time of cancellation, the cost of the kit and courier charges will be deducted from any refund.

Should you be unable to attend  the training for reasons of a personal or family medical emergency, then  we will treat each case on an individual basis following presentation  of the necessary medical evidence. Whole or partial refunds will be  entirely at our discretion. In cases of genuine medical emergency, we  will endeavour to give you the opportunity to re-enrol on a later module  without incurring additional training fees (though this applies only to  modules organised by Davis Learning Foundation, not to any training  modules organised by other DDAs worldwide).

Should you have any questions about this policy, please feel free to  contact Richard Whitehead – email


  • Provisional place

    Use this ticket to reserve a provisional place for 7 days while we invoice your school. On receipt of payment or a purchase order, we will secure your place and ship your kit. Payments or purchase orders received on or before 8th September qualify for the early rate.

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  • DLS Workshop — full rate

    This rate applies after 8th September 2022.

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  • DLS Workshop — early rate

    Early registration rate — applies until 8th September 2022. Thereafter £480.00

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