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Save the date! Join us for our CE Trust Bursary Launch and Panel Q&A Zoom Event

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Save the date: Tuesday 13 July, 6:30pm - 8pm

Join us for our CE Trust Bursary Launch and Panel Q&A Zoom Event, as our panel of experts in the field discuss their experiences, the bursary itself, and how to apply.

As the national voice for people with dyslexia, we are committed to having a diverse tutor community to reflect and serve the diverse needs of our service users. We recognise that potential tutors from African, Caribbean and Asian backgrounds experience barriers to recruitment on training courses.

As part of our wider work on cultural perspectives and inclusion, we are inviting applicants from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community to apply for three bursaries, funded by the CE Trust, studying with us to gain a recognised Level 5 or Level 7 qualification in Dyslexia Support and/or Assessment.

Join us on Zoom, Tuesday 13 July, 6:30pm - 8pm for our panel discussion, as our panel of experts in the field discuss their experiences, the bursary itself, and how to apply.

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About our event panel

Asher Hoyles, Learning Support Practitioner and performance poet

Asher is a Learning Support Practitioner and performance poet. She writes in a variety of styles based on her experience as an African Caribbean, growing up in Chapeltown, Leeds, and moving to London at the age of sixteen. She has performed in schools and colleges, libraries, community centres and prisons. Her poems have also appeared on many London buses.

Having worked at Newnham Sixth Form College for over 20 years, Asher says: “My ambition continues to be to draw from my own areas of interest and expertise to help the students achieve their goals and grow in self-confidence. As a dyslexic author and poet, I want to inspire students that anything is possible with passion and determination.”

Claud Williams, Founder of Dream Nation; BDA Ambassador

Claud is now an award-winning entrepreneur, board member, and executive coach. He discovered he was dyslexic at a young age, which helped him to understand that his pathway in life was going to look different to most. This eventually led him to create his personal development start-up company Dream Nation.

The lessons shared and tools he creates are informed through research and his own experiences with dyslexia. His work has proven to be effective at helping people across the neurodiversity spectrum. Claud was also appointed as an ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association whilst also being a board member within the NHS.

Elizabeth Takyi, Founder/CEO A2i Dyslexia CIC

Diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia and Irlen Syndrome, Elizabeth set up the charitable organisation A2i Dyslexia. She has also recently been diagnosed with dyscalculia.

After identifying a gap in support services, she took it upon herself to support adults with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, who want to start their own business, go back to further education or improve their employability skills.

Fauzia Jan, B.Ed., PG Dip (Additional Learning Needs), ATS, AMBDA, AFHEA, M.Ed.

With over 20 years of experience teaching in primary schools, Fauzia is a Reading Specialist and presently teaches as a Reading Recovery teacher in a primary school alongside lecturing at a local college in the Teacher Training Department.

Throughout her career she has undertaken scholarly activity achieving AMBDA and ATS having recently completed a Master’s in Education, achieving a Distinction. In December 2020 she was invited to present her experiences at the All-Party Parliamentary Group – Dyslexia and SpLD where she recommended the need to involve and empower parents from all communities in understanding and supporting the needs of their children.

She passionately believes that ‘Every Child is a Reader’ and should be provided with the support they require.