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Local Charity Offers Free Support for Students Moving to Secondary School

Local charity Dyslexia Sparks is offering free guidance to parents in the region to help support children with their move to secondary school this year.

A free webinar for parents – Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Primary to Secondary School, Thursday 24 th June, 6-7pm – is being offered by the charity for any parents/carers wanting to gain an understanding of how to support their child’s transition to high school. The session will include details of how to help students prepare for their move from primary school and get a head start on managing the transition to secondary school.

Jane Craig, Founding Director, Dyslexia Sparks, said:
‘Moving to secondary school can be daunting at the best of times. Parents of course want to support their child with their move to high school but may be unsure what they can to do help.

After the turbulent times of this year and last, we wanted to provide additional support to guide parents and students through the significant change of moving to secondary school – and help families feel prepared.’

Led by Dyslexia Sparks’ Senior Specialist Teacher and Assessor, Sam Buttle, the webinar will include:

 

  • how parents can support their child with the transition leading up to September
  • the practicalities of a move to high school and how parents can support with this
  • tips to help students with their organisational skills.

 

The webinar will be useful to all parents/carers wanting to support their child with their transition to secondary school and will also include information particularly of relevance to parents/carers of dyslexic children.

Places are free but limited and must be booked in advance to receive the online meeting link.

For further details and to book, please visit our Eventbrite page or contact us directly at nicola.markham@dyslexia-sparks.org.uk

Dyslexia Sparks is Hull and East Yorkshire’s only registered charity for dyslexia and associated specific learning difficulties. As a registered charity, Dyslexia Sparks can provide financial support to eligible households in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire to help with the cost of specialist tuition and diagnostic dyslexia assessments.

The Supporting Your Child’s Transition from Primary to Secondary School webinar is held as part of the charity’s free parent/carer support programme which also includes a monthly group for the families of dyslexic children.

Follow Dyslexia Sparks on Facebook and Twitter to be kept up to date with the charity’s latest news and events.

Further information on the charity is available at www.dyslexia-sparks.org.uk and by contacting the organisation direct on 01482 234856 and office@dyslexia-sparks.org.uk .

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For further information, pictures or to request an interview please contact Nic Markham, Media and Marketing Officer at Dyslexia Sparks on 07909920912 or
nicola.markham@dyslexia-sparks.org.uk

Notes to editors

  • Dyslexia Sparks is Hull and East Yorkshire's only registered charity for dyslexia.
  • Our experienced and qualified team supports dyslexic individuals of all ages to fulfil their potential with specialist tuition, support and guidance.
  • As a registered charity and thanks to the generous support of two local trusts, Dyslexia Sparks, can provide financial support to help with the costs of dyslexia assessments and specialist tuition for eligible households in Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Further information is available by contacting the organisation direct on 01482 234856 and office@dyslexia-sparks.org.uk
  • Dyslexia Sparks’ assessments provide a formal diagnosis of dyslexia if it is present and are carried out by our qualified assessors.
  • We help families of dyslexic individuals through peer support and professional advice.
  • We work with schools to help spot the signs of dyslexia and apply techniques to support and encourage the education of dyslexia within mainstream education.
  • We recognise and celebrate the unique perspectives and skills of dyslexic individuals.
  • Our vision is for a world where dyslexic individuals can flourish.
  • We help dyslexic children and adults #findtheirspark
  • For further information visit www.dyslexia-sparks.org.uk