British Dyslexia Association are hosting a pop-up roadshow to be held in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire District

Peterborough and Cambridgeshire District Dyslexia Association are hosting a British Dyslexia Association Parent Pop-Up Roadshow Event coming up in Walton Peterborough. This event is aimed at parents and carers of young people with dyslexia interested in expert advice on dyslexia, strategies and free tools to support a young person with dyslexia and guidance on navigating the routes to get assistance.

On 11th May 2019 from 12:30 – 4:00pm at Queen Katherine Academy, Mountsteven Avenue, Walton, Peterborough, PE4 6HX, the British Dyslexia Association will be joined by Arran Smith, Hayley Mason and John Hicks!

For more information on how to book, follow this link

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/events/view/name/bda-s-parent-pop-up-roadshow-event-peterborough

 

 

 

Have your say on how they deliver the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy

In the Spring of this year Cambridge County Council ran a series of workshops across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to hear your thoughts about what they need to do, to achieve the strategy.

For those who couldn’t attend the face to face workshops,  we have now launched an online version of these workshops, focusing on two aspects:

1) A pledge or a series of commitments we would like everyone to sign up to that describes how we want to work with each other and children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities;

2) Your views on what needs to be done to deliver the three main priorities of the draft SEND Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

We look forward to hearing from you through this online workshop / survey

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/SENDactionplanworkshop/

Here is the link to the web page https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/news/send-strategy-consultation/

The online workshop / survey closes on 27th April 2019

What next? 

The final SEND Strategy and Action plan will be published on our local offer websites later this year.

 

 

 

New Dyslexia Guidance

We are delighted to announce Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Guidance has been updated

Thank you to all who responded to the Local Authorities Dyslexia survey. As a result of this the Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Guidance has now been updated. The main changes include: separating the guidance from the research document, writing a ‘quick guide’ for parents and  improving links to the most up-to-date websites.  We are delighted that the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) continues to  commend the Cambridgeshire  literacy difficulties/dyslexia guidance.

This document has been written to provide guidance to professionals and parents on the most current approaches to support the successful inclusion and attainment of children and young people with dyslexia. The document forms part of the wider Cambridgeshire Local Offer which covers information on the local provision for Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability. It is a working document and will be reviewed biennially, or sooner if there is significant new research.

To view this new guidance, click on the link:  www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/localofferpathway

Welcome new staff members Laura and Linda

A warm welcome to two new team members for Pinpoint in 2019!

Linda Green is former Pinpoint Trustee and spent fourteen years with Papworth Trust. She will be joining us as our Volunteer and Engagement Manager, working alongside new and old Pinpoint volunteers, ensuring parents voices continue to be heard, whilst engaging in activities to increase awareness in the wider community. Did we also mention she is Jonnie Peacock’s mum?!

 

Laura Potter has previously worked for Core Assets as an Independent Supporter and joins us as our new communications officer. She will be working on all things communication, increasing our reach to parents and carers, and also ensuring that parents and professionals work together and all voices are heard.

We look forward to working alongside them both in the future.

Pinpoint Trustees Wanted

Ever thought of becoming a trustee for Pinpoint? Fancy getting involved and making a difference? Now could be your chance!

If this is of interest and you’d like more information about what’s involved, come and chat to a member of the Pinpoint team at the conference on 1st February 2019

Pinpoint needs you!!

Emergency General Meeting Feb 1

Emergency General Meeting 1st Feb At the Pinpoint Annual Conference, Burgess Hall St, Ives 2pm – 2.10pm

Pinpoint have been reviewing and updating our policies and documents.  As a consequence we will be holding an EGM to update our Constitution.  The updates include proposing to stay as a Charitable Incorporated organisation (CIO) and for voting members to be Trustees.

Anyone with an interest can attend the EGM and the proposed new Constitution wording will follow the recommendations of the Charity Commission.  To register your attendance and receive copies of the agenda and papers, please email the Chair  of Trustees: chair@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

Anti-Bullying Week and local support

Anti Bullying Week 2018 logoNext week is Anti-Bullying Week in the UK.

Organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance – a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to a stop bullying and create safer environments where children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

This year’s theme is “Choose Respect“. The aims of the week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, school staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:    Continue reading “Anti-Bullying Week and local support”