Who We Are

  • What is Dyslexia?

    Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty (Spld) which affects the acquisition of fluent literacy skills.

    Dyslexia has many features, both positive and challenging. It occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels. As we know from some of the greatest thinkers and entrepreneurs, it can be a creative strength and a source of unique innovative thinking.

  • Welcoming place that engages each child.

    The Bloomfield Learning Centre has been helping children with dyslexia since 1973.
    Since becoming a charity in 1993, we have assessed more than 2,000 children and taught 3,000 to read. We are proud to claim many successful Londoners amongst our alumni, teachers, journalists, computer scientists and engineers.
  • What is our Mission?

    • Teach Young People to Read

      To give all our pupils the chance to achieve their potential

    • Keep Children in School

      To equip them with the literacy skills they need to cope in the classroom

    • Instil Confidence and Self-Esteem

      To show all they can succeed. They can pass their GCSEs and progress to higher education

    • Diagnose academic strengths and weaknesses

      Assess all those referred to us; provide DSA reports for exam concessions and work place assessments for young adults

    • Support Parents

      To listen and discuss. To support parents in school meetings and in their applications to schools and for EHC Plans

    • Spread Dyslexia Awareness

      By welcoming visitors to the Centre and the provision of dyslexia-awareness training

    • Jason Monaghan
      Administration and Finance Manager
    • Jane Orr
      Head teacher
    • Sarah Horner
      BA(Hons) PGCE Dip SpLD(OCR 7) AMBDA
    • Ellen Whelan
      BA(Hons) PGCE MA (Spld) AMBDA APC (BDA)

      Ellen has personal as well as professional experience of a range specific learning difficulties and how crucial a good diagnostic assessment is in securing the right educational support for your child. Originally a modern languages teacher, she became interested in dyslexia when her sons were born. (more…)

    • Rosey McCracken
      MA RSA PGCE Dip Spld MSc APC (Patoss)

      As an artist with dyspraxia, Rosey is particularly sensitive to students struggling with co-occuring learning difficulties.

      She has enjoyed a long and varied career in specialist teaching and assessing. She completed dyslexia training at the Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre in 1998 and joined the Bloomfield Learning Centre in 1999. (more…)

    • Sarah Bevan
      BSc PGCE Dip Spld (Hornsby) AMBDA (Patoss)

      Sarah is an experienced and empathetic assessor. She is a mentor for PATOSS (the Professional Association of Teaching of Specific Learning Difficulties) helping train newly qualified assessors.

      Sarah qualified as a dyslexia teacher in 2001 with a diploma in Spld from the world renowned Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre. (more…)

    • Lucy Taylor
      BA(Hons) RSA Dip. Spld (Hornsby) APC (Patoss)

      Lucy is a dynamic and innovative literacy teacher with a background in Teaching English as a Second Language and Adult Literacy.

      She completed her dyslexia qualification at the Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre, extending her knowledge at Bath Spa University where she advanced her assessment skills on the specialist dyslexia (more…)

    • Hema Desai
      BA Hlth Sc Sp Path (Hons) Dip SpLD (OCR) APC (PATOSS)

      Hema qualified as a speech and language therapist at Charles Sturt University in Australia. Whilst working as a speech therapist she became increasingly aware that children with speech delay often go on to struggle with the acquisition of literacy. (more…)

    • Harriet Palmer
      BA(Hons), PGCE, OCR Dip SpLD
    • Tami Reis-Frankfort
      BA RSA Dip SpLD (Hornsby) APC (PATOSS)
    • Ellen Whelan
      BA(Hons) PGCE MA (Spld) AMBDA APC (BDA)

      Ellen has personal as well as professional experience of a range specific learning difficulties and how crucial a good diagnostic assessment is in securing the right educational support for your child. Originally a modern languages teacher, she became interested in dyslexia when her sons were born. (more…)

    • Lucy Taylor
      BA(Hons) RSA Dip. Spld (Hornsby) APC (Patoss)

      Lucy is a dynamic and innovative literacy teacher with a background in Teaching English as a Second Language and Adult Literacy.

      She completed her dyslexia qualification at the Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre, extending her knowledge at Bath Spa University where she advanced her assessment skills on the specialist dyslexia (more…)

    • Anne Middleton
      BA(Hons) PGCE Dip SpLD AMBDA
    • Sarah Horner
      BA(Hons) PGCE Dip SpLD(OCR 7) AMBDA
    • Clair Baker
      BA PGCE OCR Dip SpLD
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