Our Team

Act On Dyslexia has a team of highly qualified and experienced tutors to ensure each student is given the best possibility of success. Our growing team can offer both teaching and consultancy training services, so whether it’s one to one tutoring or full CPD Training  for your school or college we can help.  

Bernadette Finnegan

BA(Hons), QTS, PG Dip SpLD, APC

Bernadette Finnegan

Bernadette is an independent education consultant specialising in dyslexia and co-occurring differences.
Her former role was Principal for Dyslexia Action.  She has a wealth of experience teaching children with dyslexia and related learning differences.
Bernadette is a secondary trained teacher and also holds a post graduate certificate in dyslexia and literacy.  Additionally, she holds an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) where she is able to conduct assessments for a wide variety of purposes. She is an associated member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA), The British psychological society (BPS) The professional association of teachers of students with specific learning difficulties,(Patoss)  and is a Dyslexia Action guild member.

Judy Hornigold

BSc, PGCSpE, AMBDA

Judy Hornigold

Judy is an Educational Consultant and an Associate Tutor for the British Dyslexia Association and Edge Hill University.  She is a primary trained teacher and a qualified specialist teacher in dyslexia and dyscalculia. Judy has delivered lectures and workshops on dyslexia and dyscalculia throughout the UK and internationally. She has published two books of lesson plans for learners with dyscalculia and a guide for parents of children with dyslexia.

Judy is also one of the contributors to The Routledge International Handbook of Dyscalculia and Mathematical Learning Difficulties, edited by Steve Chinn. She is passionate about the teaching of maths and supporting learners with dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties in general..

Jemma Humphreys

BA (Hons), OCR Cert, APC

Jemma Humphreys

Jemma has worked in various capacities supporting students with specific learning difficulties for the last 6 years. She currently works as a Study Skills Tutor and Assessor, achieving her Assessment Practicing Certificate (APC) in 2014.

She has worked privately and within further and higher education, performing Access Arrangement assessments and full diagnostic assessments for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) purposes. She has extensive experience of supporting students from all backgrounds and at all levels of ability.

Jemma is a member of the Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific learning difficulties (PATOSS), she is DBS checked and she is fully insured to assess and support students.

 

Daksha Uttamlal

BSc (Hons) QTS, PGCE (Dyscalculia) ATS 

Daksha Uttamlal

Daksha is a Specialist Teacher for Dyscalculia and Maths Learning Difficulties having recently gained a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Edgehill University. She qualified as a primary school teacher in 1995 and has since worked in a number of schools across Lancashire. As a Specialist Teacher in Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) Dyscalculia, Daksha has the ability to screen, assess and plan individualised programmes of intervention for learners targeting areas of difficulties using a range of teaching strategies and approaches. She is extremely passionate and committed to teaching children to the best of her ability so they can truly achieve their real potential in maths.

Daksha is also a Special Educational Needs advisory teacher and an Approved National Curriculum Assessment Marker for Key Stage 2 Maths Levels 3­-5 with Pearson Education.

Caroline Millichamp

Leadership Support

Caroline Millichamp

Caroline supports the Act On Dyslexia team in areas of, leadership, influence, time management, negotiation, problem solving, communication.

Caroline has worked in various management roles within both the Corporate and Third sector. Roles including team management, IT project management, Service Integration management, Business and development Marketing management, working for British Gas, Transco, National Grid and The Family Care Trust charity.