Lower price for our Study Skills download

With exams fast approaching, we are determined that you should be studying smarter, not harder! So we have reduced the price of our Study Skills and Strategies for GCSEs and A Levels download by 30% to just £45.

The two-hour video is packed full of tips, strategies and ideas to help learning and revising more effective.

Find out more here.

By |2024-04-15T09:17:35+01:00April 15th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Job vacancy – Service Administrator (Assessments and Tuition)

Join the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity assessments and tuition team.

Helen Arkell is one of the leading UK dyslexia charities. We are passionate about removing barriers to learning and life for people with specific learning difficulties and many people see their first contact with us as a life-changing moment.

As Service Administrator, you will play a crucial role in administration of assessments and tuition, so excellent administration and people skills are a must.

Full time hours based in our offices at 24 West Street, Farnham. This is a fixed term contract until February 2025.

Please see the attached application pack for full details about the role and how to apply: Application Pack

Recruitment timetable

Closing date for applications: 5pm on Monday 6 May 2024

First interviews:  Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 May 2024

Good luck!

By |2024-04-09T11:47:02+01:00April 8th, 2024|Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

University of Surrey needs dyslexia research advisory group volunteers

Dyslexia research volunteers needed

A group of researchers in the School of Psychology at the University of Surrey are interested in adolescents’ social and emotional experiences related to reading difficulties, so that they can better support them in the future.

They would like to involve you as a group of experts by experience to ensure their dyslexia research is relevant to adolescents with reading difficulties.

Volunteers for their dyslexia research advisory groups will give feedback on the design of the research project and recruitment materials to be used in the subsequent study itself: “Understanding the mechanisms underpinning poor mental health outcomes in children with reading disorders”.

The University of Surrey team are looking for volunteers to join 3 advisory groups:

The panels will meet online about 3 times during the year for approximately an hour.

You will be asked to read some materials before these meetings.

In the meetings, you will be asked to provide your thoughts on parts of the research.

Please contact Jovana Durica at UnRAP@surrey.ac.uk if you are interested in joining the group or if you would like more information.

By |2024-04-11T14:53:56+01:00April 7th, 2024|Homepage featured, Latest news, Research news|0 Comments

New Spotlight: AI and Dyslexia/SpLDs – How can AI support learners?

As advances in Artificial Intelligences continue, how can it help learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties? Join Alastair Brown, Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at AI First Talent to find out.

The Spotlight: AI and Dyslexia/SpLDs – How can AI support learners? will be held live online on Tuesday 4 June at 6 pm with a recording available afterwards. The live webinar will include a Q & A session. Tickets are £10.

You can find out more and book here.

See you there!

By |2024-03-26T13:58:41+00:00March 26th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Big Walk for Dyslexia 2024

We’d love you to come and join us for our Big Walk for Dyslexia on the afternoon of Sunday 12 May. As last year, we will be walking in beautiful Farnham Park – just along from the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity in West Street in the centre of Georgian Farnham. And once again, we’re absolutely thrilled to be part of the Farnham Walking Festival.

Teddy Arkell was all set to eat every crumb of cake last year and this year we are determined not to let him, so he will be on his best behaviour and there should be plenty of tea and cake for you all after the walk, back at the Centre.

Join in wherever you are!

If you can’t attend on the day, why not do a ‘virtual’ walk for us (and virtual cake munching) and tag us as you share your photos on social media?

It’s a fun family day out, with dogs very welcome, but of course, the most important bit is that it is all to raise money to help the charity support adults and children with dyslexia and to raise awareness of dyslexia and the work we do here at Helen Arkell so we would love your support.

You can find out more and register here. See you there!

Tesco Stronger Starts!

We’re in the customer vote for a Tesco Stronger Starts!

This is a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £1,500. This money could make a huge difference by helping us to support children or adults with dyslexia who might otherwise be unable to access this life-changing help.

Tesco customers can vote in the following stores during April, May and June to decide how much funding we get, so please support us next time you shop at Tesco!


Alton Express, Anstey Lane, GU34 2NF

Four Marks Express, GU34 5HG

Bordon Tesco, GU35 0AX


Banbury Extra, OX16 1LX

Banbury Express, Middle Road, OX16 3QT

Banbury Express, High Street, OX16 5EG

Find out more about Tesco Stronger Starts

Spring discount online and in the shop

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we are offering a 20% discount off all online and shop products. Simply use code SPRING20 at the checkout from Monday 18 March to Sunday 14 April. If you shop at our Centre in West Street, Farnham, the discount will be taken off at the till.

What do we sell?

We sell a broad range of books and learning resources for:
• Children
• Parents
• Teachers
• Students studying for educational qualifications
• Adults with dyslexia
Until Sunday 14 April. Applies to all products. Does not apply to courses, events or postage charges.
By |2024-03-18T10:41:07+00:00March 18th, 2024|Homepage featured, Latest news, Shop news|0 Comments

Come and see us at the Dyslexia Show 2024!

NEC, Birmingham

Friday 15 March to Saturday 16 March

Once again, we are delighted that the Helen Arkell team will be there at this national exhibition dedicated entirely to dyslexia.

The Dyslexia Show is open to all and focuses on awareness and understanding of dyslexia in education, parenting and the workplace.

The line-up

CEO Andy Cook will be a panellist in the Keynote Theatre at 10:15 on Friday alongside friends and colleagues from Patoss, British Dyslexia Association and Nasen. Book here.

Claire Harvey, Head of Education here at Helen Arkell, will be speaking at 11 on Friday, giving a talk entitled: Gaining reading accuracy and fluency: Why is it so tricky and what can we do to help? Book here.

Rachael McMullen, our Head of Dyslexia Support, and Thea Andrews, our Shop Assistant and Administrator, will be on our stand – Stand C302 – and looking forward to meeting people.

Do pop and see us if you are coming along!

For more details and to book your place, see the Dyslexia Show website.

By |2024-03-15T11:33:35+00:00March 4th, 2024|Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Book a Touch Typing course – Easter and Summer holiday dates

Our Touch Typing courses are aimed at children aged 6 to teens and get booked up quickly!

The course is held at our Centre in Farnham, Surrey and comprises three 90-minute sessions over three days:

  • during the Easter holiday from Monday 8 April to Wednesday 10 April
  • during Summer holiday from Monday 29 July to Wednesday 31 July

Book in age ranges to suit your child:

  • Age 6 to 11
  • Age 10 to teens
  • Mixed ages

Being able to type quickly and accurately can make all the difference in class – especially if hand writing is a struggle.

Book here.

By |2024-03-06T15:57:38+00:00March 4th, 2024|Course news, Homepage featured, Latest news|0 Comments

Book our annual Golf Day now!

Join us at Worplesdon Golf Club for our annual golf day – a morning of golf followed by a delicious buffet lunch and raffle.

This is a wonderful opportunity to play this stunning course while raising money for those in need of dyslexia support. Worplesdon is one of the classic Surrey heathland courses, laid out in 1908 by J F Abercromby. Why not get a team together for a fun day out?

Please register here.

We look forward to seeing you at Worplesdon Golf Club on May 9th!


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