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Pacdda AGM Agenda is on Tuesday 4 October 2016 7-9pm in the Community room at the far end of Tesco Hampton in Peterborough, by the Cafe. I do hope you can make it! We are holding the AGM during Dyslexia Awareness Week which is 3-9 October this year. Hopefully there will be lots in the press about dyslexia that week! The theme this year is Identification of dyslexia and there is a free on-line screener (see below) for anyone who wonders if they might be dyslexic – it isn’t a full diagnostic assessment, but should tell people if it’s likely that they may be dyslexic. We will be doing a short presentation at the AGM, and will have dyslexia specialists there who you can talk to.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 is 3rd to 9th October with World Dyslexia Day on Thursday 6th October.
The theme is ‘Identification of dyslexia’

The daily themes are:
Monday– Why is it important to identify dyslexia?
Tuesday– How is dyslexia identified?
Wednesday– How does dyslexia affect people differently?
Thursday– World Dyslexia Day– What help is at hand for those with dyslexia? focus on dyslexia and adults how those with dyslexia are helped around the world
Friday– Why is the correct help important and how can we raise awareness together?
A free dyslexia screener is available – it does not provide a diagnosis of dyslexia and instead highlights if you could be and if it is worth exploring further:
Packs and posters for this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week are now available to download from the B.D.A. website. Please share with your contacts:

Free ‘Train the Trainer’ events for teachers and support staff from primary and secondary schools, and post 16 institutions. Every school/provider is invited to send 2 staff to attend a Train the Trainer day, where they will receive a cascading training pack to deliver to their colleagues. Do pass this information on to schools – but they will need to be quick as the dates are all this term and into January, starting this week! Unfortunately the nearest venues are London and Norwich – nothing in either Cambridge or Peterborough – they were apparently organised where they could get free or cheap venues at short notice, as the funding only came through from the Department of Education in May! The link for schools is

The B.D.A. Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 19th November 2016 at Fairley House School in London and is free to attend for all PaCDDA and BDA members.

Children Will Shine Peterborough

CWS Peterborough runs during term-times, on Mondays, from 4pm -5.30pm and is held at the Heritage Park Primary School Community Hall, Park Farm Way, Park Farm. Peterborough, PE2 8XA . Term started on 19 September 2016.

For more information about CWS and places available, please contact us using the form on our PaCDDA Contact Us page – click here to go to that page.
CWS witch's houses

“Tell me and I forget.
Teach me and I learn.
Involve me and I remember.” 

Benjamin Franklin

PaCDDA ran 6 free Sunday morning dyslexia workshops for parents, in 2014 in Peterborough. These workshops aimed to raise awareness about dyslexia and provide parents with strategies to support their children with their dyslexia. At the final workshop a documentary film about dyslexia was shown.

Click this link to open the Word document with all the information Parent Six Sunday Spinney Sessions

We  also ran free dyslexia workshops for adults;  a 20 week project offering specialist teaching for adults with dyslexia or literacy difficulties between January and July.

Click this link to open the Word document with all the information Adult workshops

New Logo

Final PaCDDA logo smallWe’ve got a great new logo, thanks to Josie who designed it.

ASDA Cheque presentation 28 July 2014 to Clare and Jacky

ASDA Cheque presentation 28 July 2014 to Clare and Jacky. PaCDDA were presented with a cheque for £200 by ASDA on 28 July 2014. We were one of the charities chosen for May and June in the ASDA token scheme and we achieved the most tokens! Many thanks to Julian for arranging this and everyone who donated us their tokens!


Reaching the Summit

Huge congratulations to Rachel and Ali Brightey on their sponsored climb of Ben Nevis; over £500 raised.

The Big Picture Rethinking Dyslexia
 a documentary film by Robert Redford’s son about dyslexia was screened on Sunday 29 June 2014 at 2.30pm followed by the AGM at 3.30pm. .