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Millfield hosts Dyslexia Showcase with Made by Dyslexia and Microsoft

Published Friday 5th of July 2019 02:54:00 PM

Millfield will welcome notable Dyslexic entrepreneurs, parents, teachers and political influencers for a Dyslexia Showcase, presented by Made by Dyslexia in partnership with Microsoft. The evening will include inspirational discussions and presentations from Made By Dyslexia and Microsoft, and the wider Millfield community. Panelists include Millfield’s expert teachers, successful dyslexic alumni and Dyslexia champions who will discuss the importance of recognising and supporting dyslexic strengths. Speakers include: Tom Alexander, Co-founder & CEO Virgin Mobile, CEO Orange, EE, a former Millfield pupil Sarah Beeny, TV presenter and entrepreneur Gareth Hall, BAA Aviation, currently Ontic President and Managing Director Charlotte Leslie, Director Conservative Middle East Council, a former Millfield Pupil Since it’s formation in 1935, Millfield has been globally recognised as pioneering in educating dyslexic pupils. The panel will discuss the recent EY Value of Dyslexia report, which looks at the importance of dyslexic thinking and skills for the future, together with personal insight and stories from a panel of dyslexic experts. Local Somerset primary and secondary independent and state schools have been invited, alongside political influencers. Millfield Headmaster, Gavin Horgan, says, “I am thrilled as Headmaster to welcome so many talented Dyslexics to speak at Millfield, a school which is well-known for it’s learning support programme. I hope that members of the audience and those watching the live-stream will gain an understanding of the value of dyslexia and how to support dyslexic learners.” The event will be held in Millfield’s Johnson Hall on Thursday 6 June 2019 from 5-7pm. The talks will be live-streamed on the Made By Dyslexia Facebook event page here. The event will showcase new, free online Teacher Training which Made By Dyslexia has developed in partnership with Microsoft. The training films feature Millfield teachers alongside successful dyslexic including Richard Branson, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightly, and Old Millfieldian Chris Robshaw. Since its release at the end of January, the training has been watched by nearly 100,000 people. See information about the training here.
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