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About the Network

Welcome to The Dyscalculia Network

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The Dyscalculia Network CIC is a not-for-profit community interest company, run by volunteers to support and advocate for people with dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties.

Cat and Rob

How the Dyscalculia Network Operates

Our work is spread across three areas: educational support, campaigning and raising awareness of dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties across the UK.

We offer dyscalculia and maths learning difficulty training across the UK to schools and other educational establishments, workplaces, and community services. We provide the UK’s only exclusive dyscalculia specialist assessor and tutor directory. 

We work with adults with dyscalculia to amplify their voices and raise awareness of this under-researched yet widespread form of neurodivergence.

The Dyscalculia Network set up and now runs two annual awareness days:
Dyscalculia Day (3 March)

Maths Anxiety Awareness Day (10 November)

In addition, we are co-hosts of the Dyscalculia Show being held for the first time at the NEC Arena in Birmingham on 15th and 16th March 2024.
We have built a community for all those looking for help and advice on all aspects of maths difficulties.

We bring people together to create a network for those who want to understand more about dyscalculia, want to support people with dyscalculia, and want to make life easier for people with dyscalculia.

Aims

Founders

The Dyscalculia Network was founded in 2019 by two maths teachers and learning difficulty specialists, Cat Eadle and Rob Jennings. Cat and Rob both realised that there wasn’t a place for people with Dyscalculia or those who support them to get advice, information, and guidance. And so, the Dyscalculia Network was born.

Rob Jennings

Rob is the co-founder of The Dyscalculia Network CIC. He has over 15 years of experience teaching young people with special educational needs. Over the past ten years, he has focused specifically on helping children struggling with maths and has been working in both independent and state schools.

As Head of Maths at Emerson House LLP and Head of Learning Support at Westminster Abbey Choir School, Rob worked alongside educators and with parents to create and deliver personalised intervention plans for pupils. Since leaving Emerson House, he has set up a number of Maths inset training and lesson support in a number of West London schools.

Rob is a member of The British Psychological Society as a Certified Educational Assessor (including Access Arrangements). He holds an OCR Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Distinction) from Helen Arkell and is co-author of The Maths Difficulties and Dyscalculia Assessment, designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an individual to help formulate a teaching intervention plan.

In December 2023, Rob was voted onto the Crested Council (https://crested.org.uk/index.html) to represent issues about dyscalculia and maths difficulties throughout specialist schools in this country.

Cat Eadle

Cat is the co-founder of The Dyscalculia Network CIC and co-author, with Prof. Steve Chinn, of a series of workbooks for children with dyscalculia called ‘Succeed with Dyscalculia’.

Cat set up ‘The Little Maths Room’ in 2017, where she tutors leaners of all ages with dyscalculia and other SpLDs. She is passionate about ensuring firm maths foundations are built whilst having a lot of fun using manipulatives and playing games! 

Cat Eadle holds a BEd from Oxford University and is a dyscalculia and maths difficulties specialist teacher. She qualified as a maths learning difficulties specialist in 2003 and has since worked both in schools and privately with learners with dyscalculia and maths difficulties.

Advisory Boards

The Dyscalculia Network is, as our name suggests, a network. We bring people together to create a network for those who want to understand more about dyscalculia, want to support people with dyscalculia, and want to make life easier for people with dyscalculia.

All of our work is guided by two different advisory boards. Our advisory boards meet regularly to give their ideas and input into how we can further support the needs and interests of people with dyscalculia. Their perspectives ensure that all our work is in line with current trends in research, teaching and helps those who need it most.

General Advisory Board

This Advisory Board includes leading names in dyscalculia research and pedagogy. It brings together professors, specialist teachers, course leaders, and the chair of our Adults with Dyscalculia advisory board. Our General Advisory Board oversees all our activity and ensures that our work is informed by up-to-date research and pedagogical methods.

The General Advisory Board also represents the Network in national media, provides advice on campaigns and develops fresh ideas in order to better advocate for people with dyscalculia. Our current (General) Advisory Board members are Rob Jennings, Cat Eadle, Pete Jarrett, Steve Chinn, Kinga Morsanyi, Peter Cherry, Judy Hornigold and Jane Emerson.

Advisory Board

Adults with Dyscalculia Advisory Board

The Adults with Dyscalculia Advisory Board includes people from a range of different backgrounds, ages and genders who all share the experience of living with dyscalculia.

Their perspectives help us understand how we can best cater to the needs of children and adults with dyscalculia. Their experiences of studying maths at school and using maths in the workplace shape our approaches and campaigns. Their involvement ensures that we are actively including people with dyscalculia – speaking with them, rather than for them. Where those on our board feel able and comfortable to do so, we also support and amplify their voices on national and social media.

 Our current Adult Advisory Board members are Peter Cherry, Emily Gee, Sylvie Nachilyango, Rose, Joe Deary, Ynes, Jane McFadyen and Laura Parker.

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