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Remember, Remember the 4th, 5th and 6th of November

This is Dyslexia Awareness Week and here at EKHUFT we aim to celebrate by raising the profile and aiming to support those with dyslexia.

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Competition: For a taster, prior to the event there is the British Dyslexia Association competition: DAW Competition 2014

We would encourage staff to enter and wish them a successful application

Stalls: There will be Market Stalls at the following locations:

  • William Harvey Hospital on Tuesday, 4th November, Restaurant between 10am – 2pm
  • Kent & Canterbury Hospital on Wednesday 5th November, Restaurant between 10am – 2pm
  • QEQM Hospital, Margate on Thursday 6th November, Restaurant between  10am – 2pm

HR Learning and Development will be there  – find out about our successes, what’s on offer – the screening and process of diagnostic

Canterbury Dyslexia Centre will be represented by Arlene Wake (BSc (Hons), MEd, PGCE, AdvDipEd (SEN), PGCert SpLD, CCET, SpLD Assessment Practising Certificate) who will be available to demonstrate various equipment, including: Read-back, Inspiration (planning tool) and possibly Dragon Dictate

Presentation and Workshop: There will be a presentation and workshop (especially for managers).

Dyslexia in the workplace – Are you discriminating without actually knowing so? Find out about the legal issues and how to recognise and support your staff.

Scheduled at the following venues:

  • William Harvey Hospital, Education Centre, Seminar Room 12noon – 1pm
  • QEQM Hospital, Education Centre, Seminar Room 2, 11.30 – 12:30

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment at ekh-tr.learninganddevelopment@nhs.net

Can you afford to miss it?

Safeguarding workshop

KSCB are running a number of networking workshops throughout the county to enable frontline staff to explore key safeguarding issues and to understand the Safeguarding Board’s priorities for 2014/2015. These events will provide an opportunity for practitioners to share concerns and views which can be used to influence strategic planning and policy development.


The first workshop will be held at the West Faversham Community Centre on the 2nd December 2014, If you would like to book on to this event then please do so via CPD online.

Learning from serious case reviews, management reviews and issues throughout the county will be shared, with an opportunity for practitioners to highlight key issues from local areas. Findings from the workshops will be fed back to the Safeguarding Board to help form the basis of next year’s strategic priorities. Ensuring effective partnership development is essential for staff to feel valued and supported, and this workshop will provide an opportunity for practitioners to share their concerns and views.


Please see the flyer for further details regarding the workshop – Flyer – Safeguarding