This Week is National Apprenticeship Week 2013. We are proud to support this week. Apprenticeships are a fantastic scheme and it deserves higher recongition.
However the scheme is letting down dyslexic apprentices with its functional test system.
You can find more information on our position here
The British Dyslexia Association lays out it's position towards the draft Children and Families Bill.
You can also get involved and contact the MPs directly involved in the Children and Families Bill.
BDA comment to the Education Select Committee on Reform of provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs
Read the British Dyslexia Association's response to the House of Commons Education Select Committee's on reforms to the provision of Special Educational Needs for children and young people.
We strongly urge you to contact your MP regarding this issue. We have put together some bullet points of key concerns that you may wish to include in your letter. Theses bullet points can be found here.
BDA Response to Proposed Changes to GCSEs and examination formats: reduction in course work elements
You can read the British Dyslexia Association's response to the Office for Disability's consultation 'Fulfilling Potential' here.
See the British Dyslexia Association's response to the publication of the Government's consultation document 'Support and Aspiration'.
The Government has announced the creation of a scholarship scheme that will help Teaching Assistants and school staff to train on specialist courses and receive degree-level qualifications.
British Dyslexia Association response to Evening Standard article on cost of illiteracy to the UK
Following an article by Anna Davis in 25th January Evening Standard, highlighting the cost of illiteracy in this country, the British Dyslexia Association feels that this is why we need to see dyslexia awareness in initial teacher training more than ever.
The Dyslexia-SpLD Trust is launching an exciting initiative to recruit a national team of Parent Champions. It’s looking for volunteers who are passionate about helping parents and carers of children with dyslexia and other difficulties with learning – and can give an hour a month to help families in their local community.
All the latest information on the Initial Teacher Training campaign petition, how to sign and who is supporting the cause.
William Ford and members of badg (Birmingham Adult Dyslexic Group) took part in a video about their experiences of libraries.
A round up on all the latest news and happenings from Dyslexia Awareness Week 2011.
Please go online and have your say and contribute to the Ofqual Consultation on GCSE Reform.
Jon Adams, artist in residence at this year’s BDA conferences and previous BDA art competition winner presents ‘Flags’ showing as part of London 2012 Open Weekend, supported by BP.
The B.D.A. would like to congratulate Michael Davies on this much deserved award and thank him for his outstanding contribution to helping the lives of Dyslexic individuals.
Inclusion Development Programme (IDP): Dyslexia and Speech, Language and Communications Needs (SLCN) – An interactive resource to support headteachers, leadership teams, teachers and support staff
The Primary and Secondary IDP resources have been made available on one integrated DVD in order to support continuity and progression for pupils, and to support the alignment of key messages related to the inclusion and achievement of pupils with dyslexia or speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
The British Dyslexia Association keeps an archive of press releases on the following topics:
- Dyslexia Awareness Week
- BDA Events
- BDA Helpline
- Tribunal Cases
If you would like to access these press releases please contact Dominic Llewellyn-Jones detailing the topic.