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Jenny Fenhalls

Jenny Fenhalls, BSc (Hons), MA, Dip OCR (SpLD), APC

Jenny is a specialist teacher and assessor who is passionate about her work and delighted to be part of the team at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.

Prior to teaching, Jenny had a career in television, spending many years as a producer at the BBC. After a break to focus on family, she worked as a learning support assistant for a dyslexic pupil in a local primary school where she saw how profoundly a specific learning difficulty can impact a child’s life both in and out of the classroom. She also learnt how the right support can boost the confidence of children who are struggling, leading to renewed self-belief and a more positive, motivated approach to learning. The experience was so rewarding that she decided to retrain as a specialist teacher. She gained the OCR Level 5 teaching qualification and then, seeking to deepen her understanding of specific learning difficulties, completed the Level 7 Diploma at Helen Arkell.

Jenny enjoys many aspects of teaching, but particularly relishes the creative challenge of making learning multi-sensory, memorable and fun. On the assessment side, she most enjoys helping parents to better understand their child’s learning differences and how they can support their learning at home.

Jenny has taught pupils from KS1 to KS3, both in schools and privately as a tutor. She currently works part-time as a specialist teacher at an independent prep school, alongside her work as an assessor at the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre.

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