Centre for Youth & Education – Introduction to Dyspraxia

A wonderful new film which we are very proud to be part of. 

This is one of a suite of 12 short films made by the Centre for Education and Youth and Whole School SEND for the Department for Education. /
The films provide an introduction to different types of SEND for new teachers and a resource for others who want to refresh their knowledge. They give an insight into the experiences of pupils with SEND, as well as offering practical teaching tips, advice on a whole school approach and details of where to go for further information. ...read more

Vacancy on the Board of Trustees (Treasurer)

We are currently recruiting a qualified Accountant or Experienced Finance professional to join the Board of Trustees as Treasurer.  

The post is voluntary and would require visits to our offices in Hitchin on a regular basis and attendance at Meetings of the Board of Trustees held every 2 months, on a Saturday, usually in London.  The applicant should be familiar with SAGE Line 50 and used to preparing and monitoring cash flows and budgets. ...read more

New Information Sheet: Physical Activities

During this difficult time we would like to reassure you that we are doing our upmost to support our community.

We are proud to be releasing a new information sheet today, physical activities for children and young people. 

Our information sheet is packed full of ideas of keeping your child active after finishing their physiotherapy with additional information and guidance based on the latest Government advice for COVID-19.   ...read more

Open Letter from Vicky Ford MP

In these difficult times it’s important to stay open and positive. Here’s an open letter from the Under-Secretary of State for Children and Familes, Vicky Ford MP.

Dyspraxia Foundation Head Office – Closed

Following Government guidance issued earlier this week, the Dyspraxia Foundation have closed their offices for the health and safety of their volunteers and administration team until further notice.   The Hitchin Team will be working remotely from home to ensure our services, news and information continues to be available to our members and our wider community.  Trustees are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and continuously assessing its potential impact on our operations, meetings, training and other events. ...read more

Adult Conference – Update

We are sad to announce that due to the ongoing, and dynamic situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have taken the decision to postpone our planned Adult Conference in Newcastle on Saturday 16th May.

We are committed to hosting another dedicated adult conference following on from the success in October 2019.  We will confirm a date in the Autumn as soon as possible. ...read more

Oxford Brooks University – Research

The lived experience of road crossing in adults and children with Developmental Coordination Disorder / Dyspraxia

At Oxford Brookes University we are looking for adults (16+ years) with DCD / dyspraxia and parents of children with DCD / Dyspraxia to complete our questionnaire about road-crossing experiences. We would also like to hear from children with DCD / Dyspraxia but we need to hear from their parents first. ...read more

England prop Ellis Genge is the rough diamond from a tough working-class neighbourhood in Bristol

Thanks to Chris Foy in the Daily Mail today for doing a special report on Leicester and England Rugby Union start Ellis Genge, including a quote from our own CEO Eleanor Howes!

Eddie Jones has often depicted Ellis Genge as an emerging rugby role model and he has been heralded as a ‘Robin Hood’ figure following his Calcutta Cup-winning exploits for England at Murrayfield.

The Leicester prop scored the try which propelled his side to victory over Scotland. Then he spoke in typically forthright manner, delivering a riposte to critics of England and those who condemned team-mate Lewis Ludlam for fired-up pre-match rhetoric. ...read more