Programme of Meetings

 Next Meeting 

“Creating a Dyslexia Friendly School by Naina Chauhan

  Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 7.30pm

See below for the 'Where, When and What'



As usual, this meeting will be at:URC map

The United Reformed Church Hall,

Addiscombe Grove,

East Croydon,


You can get here by:

Train          (East Croydon Station)
Bus              (64, 119, 194, 197, 198, 312, 367, 410, 466, T33)
Tram          (1, 2, 3, 4)
Car             (free parking available in the church grounds)



The next meeting will be on Tuesday 7th May 2019

As usual:

Hall  open:               7.30pm (19.30).

Meeting start:         7.45pm (19.45).

Meeting finish:       9.30m (21.00)

Refreshments are available before the meeting

Its no problem if people have to ‘slip in a bit later or leave a bit earlier’


  • Tuesday 1st October 2019 – Evening Meeting
  • Tuesday 5th November 2019 – Evening Meeting


Entry is free to members and their families

Non-members are charged £5.00 for admission  – if you decide to join CDA on the night, this fee is refunded.

Refreshments and use of hall facilities are free on the night

The following gives you an idea of what this meeting is about:

Tuesday 7th May 2019

‘Creating a Dyslexia Friendly School’

Presented by: Naina Chauhan


Naina Chauhan is a Freelance Education Consultant specialising in SEN and Safeguarding.  She spent the last 12 years of her working career as a Deputy Head, SENCO and Director of Inclusion at an Outstanding school in Croydon.  Naina is passionate about removing barriers in the classroom and making learning accessible for all; she believes that early intervention is key in doing so.  She also believes that an open culture of acknowledging and celebrating differences (both amongst parents and staff) is vital in shifting attitudes towards SEN and that schools are in a great position to make that difference!

As a Specialist Leader of Education, Naina has led training in SEN and supported School Leaders including SENCO’s, Inclusion Managers and Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s).  In 2016 she was instrumental in achieving the IQM Centre of Excellence Award for her school and the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Award with the British Dyslexia Association (BDA).  Naina will talk you through her journey, the challenges she faced, what she did to overcome them, as well as sharing some practical tips and resources for you to ‘take away’.

Please pass on details of this meeting with parents and schools with which you have contact.


Future Meetings:

 Tuesday 1st October 2019

‘You Can Change the World!’

Presented by: Margaret Rooke


Margaret Rooke, author of two books about dyslexic adults and young people, talks about her latest book to be published in June, ‘You Can Change the World!’


Tuesday 5th November 2019

‘Update on Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments’

Presented by: Cathy Evans


News about 2020 meetings will appear here as soon as speakers have been confirmed…

Possible future topics are

  • Early indications of dyslexia and how to help

If you have any suggestions about future topics you would be interested in hearing about, or you are interested in attending one of our meetings to offer specialist advice in the subject of dyslexia, please contact us (details below).

More information about CDA?


Phone: 0333 111 00 66 (evenings and weekends until 9pm)


Registered Charity No. 289947 (A member of the British Dyslexia Association)