Ruth Rayner


Name: Ruth Rayner
Department: Professional Learning
Current position: Lecturer Professional Learning
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


Ruth is currently a lecturer for Professional Learning Inclusion programmes and her teaching role includes delivery of the Postgraduate Certificate in SpLD (Dyslexia) and the National Award for SEN Co-ordination. Ruth has a vast range of experience in the field of SEN(D) having previously taught on these programmes as an Associate Tutor. She began her career in education as a secondary school teacher, leading to positions as a specialist dyslexia and dyscalculia teacher. This included working in a range of secondary schools supporting learners with literacy and maths difficulties. Ruth has an extensive portfolio related to the field not only within her teaching role but also through review of school provision with a focus on strategies to ensure inclusion for learners with SEN(D). Within her specialist teacher role she engages in diagnostic assessments for leaners and advises in relation to access arrangements.


  • BA (Hons) QTS
  • PG Cert in SpLD (Dyslexia)
  • MA Level module in Dyscalculia/Mathematics Learning Difficulties (Module 1)


  • Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association
  • Accredited Practicing Certificate

Professional development/ enhancement


  • PATOSS Diagnostic Assessment: Renewing your Practising Certificate CPD course (SASC Authorised) (2019)
  • BDA Neurodiversity and Co-occurring Learning Differences Conference (2018)
  • BDA SpLDs and Literacy Learning: Reading, Writing, Spelling Conference (2017)
  • Learning Works 9th National Conference Dyscalculia & MLD (2017)
  • Jo Boaler ‘Strong Brain Connections = Better Learning’ (2017 webinar)
  • TES Conference (2016)
  • Jo Boaler “How to Teach Maths’ (2013 online course)
  • EHU Inclusion Matters! Conference (2012)



Research interests:

Ruth is interested in leading research in the field of Dyscalculia.

Knowledge Transfer and enterprise:

External collaboration/ partnership activityRuth hopes to be involved in collaborations with educational settings and businesses, promoting neurodiversity and looking at ways to support this in schools and the workplace.


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