of Bexley Bromley Greenwich & Lewisham
Helping dyslexic people of all ages by providing information and support
This week (5th to 11th October) is Dyslexia Awareness Week
The theme this year is "Dyslexia Creates", looking at the power of dyslexia to create ideas, organisations and society and the invaluable contribution this makes to the UK.
If you are feeling creative this week - whether it is art work, photography, writing, knitting , cooking etc. - we would love to see some photos, so please do email them in to us.
The British Dyslexia Association website has lots of resources to help schools, colleges and workplaces promote Dyslexia Awareness Week, so please click on this link to access and download the material.
Support for home learners
The Department of Education have published a list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages, including those with Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
They are currently being offered for free, and although they are not intended to replace a school's curriculum, parents may find them useful to support their children’s education.
UK Government and Parliament
Review assessment of students to ensure SEND students are not disadvantaged
The Equality Act 2010 protects people with disabilities, including many SEND students, from discrimination, but it is not clear that current forms of assessment, and in particular examinations such as GCSEs, are consistent with these protections.
"Thank you for listening to me and not treating me like a crazy woman."
Mother of 9 year old girl
"I would like to say how much I really appreciate what you did for me, helping sort out the school, and getting me into college and setting me in the right direction. I doubt very much that I would be in the same situation I am in now without all the support you gave my parents and me."
Man in his early twenties
Would you like to have a role in our friendly helpline? Excellent training and mentoring will be given, but a knowledge of dyslexia and the education system would be an advantage.
Please see our Volunteering page for more details.
0300 999 1800
Community House, South Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1RH
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