In 2015 awarded OBE for services to Special Educational Needs
She was on the DfES SpLD Working Group and from 2008 Chair of SASC, the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, which was formed to help implement the recommendations of the DfES Guidance.
Lynn is also Acting Chair of the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust [DST] which has been established to coordinate the dyslexia sector, promoting better awareness and understanding throughout government, across local authorities, within schools and for parents, as well as to ensure that the right help and support is accessible within mainstream education.
Lynn has co-directed the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust’s Literacy and Dyslexia-SpLD Professional Development Framework project to provide a free on-line resource that defines the additional knowledge, skills and understanding required to fulfill relevant job roles supporting dyslexic-SpLD learners in the school workforce, and helps professionals plan their continuing professional development. She was Chair of the Dyslexia-SpLD Trust from its inception through 2013.