Getting it right for your child

Getting it right for your child

Getting it right for your child


A FREE event for parents and carers

Cedar House School, Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7DD

FRIDAY 18th March – 3pm

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.  There is no charge for this event

The event will be facilitated by IPSEA – a leading charity offering free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

Workshops will include :-

  • What the changes to the special education system means for you
  • What the Education, Health and Care plan means for you and your child
  • What a specialist provision can offer for your child
  • Q&A session with a panel of SEN experts

For more information, or to book your place contact the school on 015242 61149 or

Chair’s Report 2015

Review of the Year 2014 to 2015


Chair’s Report 2015

It has been a slightly quieter year after all last year’s activities.

The major things to report are:


* Maryport Saturday Class has continued to support local young people with dyslexia.


* Train The Brain at Seascale has had a change of staff with Stef Tallentyre taking over from Leanne.

We want to thank Leanne for all her hard work in setting up and running the class.


* We have provided awareness training at Broughton School.


* Carol has provided some adult tuition.


* On the training front Lesley and Alison accessed a BDA webinar on dyscalculia.


* On the advertising front (after much encouragement from Vivienne) we have had several promotions on Radio Cumbria.


* We have purchased a pop-up banner.


* Last, but not least, we hosted a technology event for Iansyst and, although the potential of the event was not maximised as we had hoped, there were some positives that came out of it.



Many thanks to all this year who have contributed so much to carrying on the good work of the association.


Researching dyslexics who are unemployed

Neil Alexander-Passe is London based UK. He is a dyslexic, and SEN teacher, and a researcher looking at the emotional (human) side to dyslexia.

“I have now published 9 books on the subject (please see my website or Amazon for details).” 

His current research is investigating successful and less successful dyslexics, and is trying to understand the barriers that unemployed dyslexics currently face (he was unemployed following an injury 5 years ago).

There is an option at the end if this survey to be interviewed by phone/Skype or FaceTime.
All interviews will remain confidential with names camouflaged, however you will receive a copy of any publication you will feature in.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

‘Get Smart’ Event

4th July at 10am til 1pm

Presentations of new technology for Dyslexics.

Come and find out about computers and pens that speak to you and other clever technology designed to aid with reading and writing.

We have planned a half day of presentations from iansyst who will be demonstrating the latest technology.  You will be able to try it our and talk to the experts.

Come and get information, facts, resourced and more….

4th July at til 1pm  It is a FREE event. Light refreshments provided

At the Energus Conference Centre, Lillyhall, Workington, CA14 4JW.

Iansyst are one of the UK’s leading assistive technology and disability service suppliers.


Chair’s Report 2014

Chair’s Report 2014

What a great year we have had! The major events have been:

  • The Seascale Saturday Class was set up, equipped and launched. Its name is “Train The Brain”.
  • Our new logo was designed.
  • Our new website finally went live. It included being able to join online and pay by Paypal.
  • We continued to resource Maryport Saturday Class and it has helped a number of local children.
  • We have had new business cards and leaflets designed and printed.
  • We provided awareness training for two groups of Sellafield employees.
  • We had an excellent year for fundraising. Major contributors were the Workington to Keswick Walk, the Snowball Committee, the Whitehaven Lions, CFM and the Copeland Community Fund.
  • Both the helpline and Befrienders have continued to be a great source of help to people with concerns.Many, many thanks to all who have worked so hard to make this year such a success.


    Alison Fielden

Successful film premier

DSC_1377 We had a great turnout at Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven on 1st of July at our film premier of ‘The Big Picture.’

Thanks once again to the Whitehaven & District Lions for their kind sponsorship that meant it was free for people to attend the film.

“I thought the film did an excellent job of portraying successful people who have dyslexia like Sir Richard Branson who talked openly about his experiences” said Beth.

“Its true that people with dyslexia learn in a different way to other people, that doesn’t mean its wrong, its just different and with the right tools dyslexia is turned into a positive.  I really enjoyed the film” said Jo

“The message that came out of the film was very positive and uplifting” said Ann.

“I though Dylan Redford was a brave young man to open up his life to the cameras and talk so frankly about his struggles with dyslexia” commented Sue.

“This film should be shown in all schools to help create better understanding about how to harness these unique learning abilities” said Sandy.

“Its absolutely correct that people with dyslexia are able to see the bigger life picture” commented Collette.

DSC_1385If you would like to talk to any of our trained members just give us a call.