Coast Dyslexia Consultancy Assessor: Denise Hawkes APC

 I am a very experienced Assessor of Specific Learning Difficulties, including Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. In 1992, I discovered one of my children had dyslexia. This is how I began my dyslexia journey! I have been a specialist teacher and assessor for nearly twenty years! 

  • Specialist Teacher, Students with Specific Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Working Memory Limitations.

  • Disabled Students' Allowance Study Skills Non-Medical Helper

  • Assessor of Dyslexia, Dyscalculia

  •  and Sp.LDs, Exam Access Arrangements (Form 8)

  • Teaching and Assessing in Local Schools (I currently work one day a week at PAC Academy).

  • BA (Hon's) Education  (University of Brighton)

  • Qualified Teacher Status

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Literacy Difficulties

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Behaviour and Schools

  • Master of Arts Degree (MA) Special Needs Education (OU)


  • Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association  (AMBDA) 2020

  • Assessment Practising Certificate Patoss (APC, due for renewal in 2023)

  • Enhanced CRB, 2017 (Towers Convent School) 

  • I regularly attend Core Professional  Development Courses


And finally... 
  •  I am a Member of  Sompting  Community Church and have been going there since 2012.
  • I own four beautiful Irish Setter  dogs and a Dalmation!
  • I love sailing!

 Qualifications may be verified on the Patoss Register.

Denise Hawkes, Coast Education and Coast Dyslexia are   registered Data Controllers. in accordance with the Data Protection Act