About us


about quoteAbout Us

WFDA is a small charity overseen by a Board of Trustees.  Our services are run by carefully vetted freelance tutors and we employ 2 part time members of staff (school term time only) and one administrative volunteer, any other volunteers work ad hoc.

Although we are affiliated to the British Dyslexia Association we receive no funding from them so any money we have is generated by funding applications, fundraising or by parental contributions at our classes.  The money is spent on ensuring that we continue to provide our services.  To keep costs down we do not run an office instead our staff work from their homes.  Please respect this and contact them within the times stated and be patient if we do not get back to you straight away as we are stretched to capacity.

Our Vision

WFDA is committed to sending out a lifeline to people with dyslexia who often have nowhere else to turn. Our vision is that we will live in a dyslexic friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Our Aim

To support the needs of dyslexic children, young people and adults by providing an accessible, affordable, quality service run by appropriately trained staff. Also to advance the education of dyslexic people of all ages to help them to improve their confidence, independence and well-being.

Report and Accounts

WFDA Report and Accounts, 2012-2013


Benjamin Zephaniah
Patron – Benjamin Zephaniah
Dr D Mcloughlin
Patron – Professor D Mcloughlin

Click the pictures to find out more about our patrons and becoming a patron.


Chair - Adele Bird
Chair – Adele Bird
Treasurer - David Pearce
Treasurer – David Pearce
Trustee - Margaret Heath
Trustee – Margaret Heath
Trustee - Marilyn Hawes
Trustee – Marilyn Hawes
Trustee - Eleanor Pearce
Trustee – Eleanor Pearce
Trustee - Katherine Marshall
Trustee – Katherine Marshall
Trustee - Jonathan O'dea
Trustee – Jonathan O’dea

Tutors, Screeners

Dyslexia Assessment Screeners

Child and young people (7 -15 year olds) Dyslexia Indication Screeners

Katherine Marshall

Elly Pearce

Christina Spence

Adult (16 years upwards) dyslexia assessment screener

Linda Witham

Sessional Tutors at our Monday Classes

Click here for sessional tutors details

Helpline Team

Click here for Helpline Team details

Administration Staff

Karen Sparkes – WFDA Co-ordinator


Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association Volunteer
Norma Regnier
Waltham Forest Dyslexia Association Volunteer
Carol May