Welcome to our website..

Patoss, is the Professional Association for teachers and assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2017. We offer our members a range of services to help them in their day-to-day work as well as representing the interests of teachers and students in matters that affect individuals with SpLD.

With our website parents, teachers and other professionals can

  • Find tutors and assessors on-line
  • Book conferences and events
  • Access information about Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Download free resources
  • Purchase resources


Members can now:

  • Book conferences and events
  • Access the members only area
  • Update personal details and renew their membership
  • Update their tutor or assessor listing
  • Update record of specialist teaching
  • Record their CPD for Assessment or Teaching Practising Certificates
  • Submit their evidence for Assessment and Teaching Practising Certificates
  • Purchase tests and other resources


You can find out more about the aims of Patoss, our different types of membership and the benefits here.

Patoss seeks to influence the development of policy regarding Specific Learning Difficulties and you can find out about current initiatives here.  If you are looking for information on Assessment or Teaching Practising Certificatesinsurance, professional publications or training opportunities you will find them on the website as well as information about our local groups.

If you are a parent of a student with specific learning difficulties looking for a teacher or assessor click here. If you are seeking information or advice have a look at our information sheets or contact our electronic helpline using our Quick Contact Form where one of our trained professionals will aim to get a response back to you within 5 working days. Our administration staff can be contacted on 01386 712650.

For more information about Patoss and the services it offers click here.