Fay Dutton, Pinpoint’s chair of trustees, is heading to Parliament today to attend a cross-party group meeting on dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD).
Fay, a trustee of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), is joining an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting. The group will be reviewing the progress of teachers’ awareness of their SEND obligations following the publication of the SEND Code of Practice three years ago.
The APPG is chaired by Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington, and keeps MPs up-to-date with issues affecting children, young people and adults with Specific Learning Difficulties, including dyslexia.
The group is committed to understanding learning difficulties, including dyslexia, across the UK and to keeping Government appraised of the situation in schools and education in general.
Today’s meeting will include input from Liz Horobin, BDA Project Director, on the free DfE-funded webinars and resources developed for classroom teachers on Dyslexia and other SpLDs.
Fay commented: “I am really pleased to be invited to this meeting as I am a huge fan of the webinars and resources the BDA have developed for SENCOs and classroom teachers. Anyone can access the webinars on-line and there is an excellent ‘Profiler/checklist’ which can be used by teachers or parents to help understand a child’s particular issues and the best support for their needs. The latest version of the profiler, is even better with a section on the child’s strengths and interests, which can really help to keep them engaged with learning.”