APPG - Dyslexia and SpLD (All Party Parliamentary Group)

Sharon Hodgson MP is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Dyslexia and other SpLDs. 

The British Dyslexia Association was welcomed and approved as the Secretariat for the APPG at the AGM on 6th September 2017.

The All Party Parliamentary Group is made up MPs and Peers who want to keep 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. The group, which must meet at least twice during its reporting year, looks at what statutory and non-statutory bodies are achieving in this field.

During the November 2017 meeting attendees discussed matters regarding the current education and specialist training situation, the need for a coherent system for assessment and access arrangements and finally, research on higher education institutions’ support for students. 

On 20th March 2018, the group considered: Where are we on the journey towards comprehensive teacher awareness of their obligations to meet the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice?

In the most recent meeting on 19th November 2018, the Group discussed ‘Reasonable Adjustments in the Workplace’.

Date of the next scheduled APPG Meetings:

To be confirmed.

Dyslexia and SpLd APPG - Previous Minutes & Agendas

AGM Minutes 19th November 2018

APPG Minutes 19th November 2019

APPG Presentations 19th November 2019:

  • Inspector Peter Phillips - Hampshire Police – Dyslexia in Policing 
  • Margaret Malpas MBE How to Release talent from your ND Workforce 
  • Debbie Bradford – Department for Work and Pensions – update on Access to Work 
  • Ian Milton – Department for Work and Pensions 
  • Clare Hussey – HMRC setting up a support network for employees 


APPG Agenda 19th November 2019

APPG Minutes 20th March 2018

APPG Presentations 20th March 2018:

APPG Agenda 20th March 2018

APPG Minutes 29th November 2017

APPG Presentations 29th Nov 2017:

APPG Agenda 29th November 2017

APPG  AGM Minutes - Sept 2017

Proposed APPG Agenda June 2017 This meeting did not take place due to the General Election.

APPG Minutes February 2017

APPG Minutes October 2016

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