Newsletter 49 Extra

Newsletter Extra

May 23rd 2012

Thanks to everyone who attended our lecture last night.  Many thanks to Myles for the wide range of information and advice on ICT for the dyslexic learner.  Brilliant lecture with so much information.  More to follow later.

Hope to see you at our Coffee Morning on Saturday 26th May in Marlborough Town Hall.


You may be interested in the following event from the Wiltshire Dyslexia Association.

Maths, Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

SPEAKER: Dr Steve Chinn

Thursday 28th June 2012

Sheldon School, Chippenham

3.45 pm – 5.15 pm (mainly for teachers & TAs – refreshments available from 3.15 pm)

Seven lessons my students taught me about teaching maths

After 14 years teaching physics (successfully!) in mainstream schools, I moved to work with dyslexic students. I was asked to teach maths. I quickly found out that I was no longer a successful teacher. There was no guidance at that time for teaching maths to dyslexics, so I had to learn how to teach from my students. This talk is about seven of those lessons and how they shaped a new approach to teaching that contributed to my specialist school being awarded Beacon School Status.


7 pm – 8.30 pm (mainly for parents, TAs, SEN Governors)

Dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties

An overview of dyscalculia, maths learning difficulties and the factors that create problems for children learning maths. The talk will also suggest some ideas for supporting the child who is struggling with maths.


Sheldon School (main hall)

Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham, Wiltshire. SN14 6HJ

We need to know numbers in advance please, as places are limited. Please book your place by contacting:

Caroline Fowke (WDA Secretary and Sheldon SEN Governor)


Telephone: 01249 655489

or contact Reception at Sheldon School on 01249 766020.

Dr Chinn is generously waiving his fee for these events and is instead requesting donations to support the work of the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association UK. The charity receives no govern-ment funding and relies entirely on the donations and fundraising activities to support people with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), their families, carers and professionals.