Education Conference

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Our Education Conference will on held on Saturday 28 October 2017 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow

The theme for this year is 'Positive about Dyslexia'  #positiveaboutdyslexia  


We are excited to announce that Professor Sue Ellis and Dr Anne Margaret Smith will be our morning keynote speakers. Sue Ellis is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde and co-author of the influential Joseph Rowntree Foundation report - Closing the Attainment Gap in Scottish Education. She will speak about making literacy and the curriculum accessible to all children and young people with dyslexia.  Dr Anne Margaret Smith is passionate about two fields of education - English Language Teaching and support for learners with SpLDs (such as dyslexia) - and has set up an organisation (ELT well) to bridge the gap between them. She will speak about working with multilingual learners who have additional challenges.

At the end of the day, Paul and Julie McNeill will speak about ‘Dyslexia Beyond the School Gates’ - how it affects family life; and how partnerships between teachers, parents and young people could be strengthened.

Workshops (further details on the registration form):

  • New Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit and free online training modules
  • Planning for Change
  • Using Comics to Overcome School Struggles
  • Dyslexia and Maths
  • Visual Issues and Literacy
  • Classroom Strategies for Neurodiversity/Co-occurrence

A mailing has been sent to all schools in Scotland, so please look out for this w/c 8th May.  Please display the enclosed poster in your staff rooms. 

  • Early bird rate (ends Friday 1 September): Members £100; Non-members £115
  • Rates from 2 September: Members £125; Non-members £150

Further information and registration forms can be found below:

Letter to Schools

Registration Form



Hotel Deal in Glasgow (evening of Friday 27 October 2017)

We have secured a deal for delegates at the Mercure Glasgow City, on the evening of Friday 27 October. The cost for delegates will be Bed & breakfast - £65 per room per night, single occupancy; or Bed & breakfast - £75 per room per night, double occupancy. Delegates can call the hotel to make individual reservations by quoting the unique reference code: 29764567. When you call to make a booking, you will be asked to provide a credit card as prepayment. This is non refundable and non transferrable. This deal is valid until Friday 29 September 2017.  Any delegates wishing to book after this point will be offered the hotel's best available rate, subject to availability.

There are also a number of similar hotels in the vicinity of the Conference venue.


For any registration queries, please contact Pauline Bowe, or call 01786 44 66 50. 

For any exhibitor queries, please contact Lena Gillies, Exhibitor information and stall costs can be found here.

For any other conference queries please contact the Conference Co-ordinator, Helen Fleming, at



Our 2016 Education Conference was held on Saturday 29 October at the Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee 

Thank you to everyone who came along on the day.  Please see below the presentations from the day:


  • Dr Rob Long - presentation
  • Zeki Basan - the film that Zeki showed on the day was called 'In the Spirit of John Muir' and you can see it here.
  • Fran Ranaldi - presentation


If you have any queries, please email or call 01786 44 66 50.