AchieveAbility vision, aims and objectives. Board members

President of Board: Barry Sheerman MP

Board Members

Dr Ross Cooper (Chair)
Dr Katherine Hewlett (Executive Officer)
Dr Melanie Thorley (Volunteering)
Professor Debra Kelly (Academic)
Kevin Maskell (Vice Chair Finance)
Richard Pitts (Community)
Craig Kennady (Technology)
Becki Morris (Heritage sector)

John Pike (legal Advisor)

AchieveAbility is a Charity. AchieveAbility started life as a Widening Participation HEFCE funded National Project. AchieveAbility exists to promote accessible education, training and employment opportunities for people who experience dyslexia. We enable people to reach their potential.

To work towards a society that positively recognises the strengths of dyslexic and neurodivergent people to achieve of their full potential and ability within education, training and employment.


To plan and deliver accessible and inclusive education and training within the London and wider community in partnership with other like minded organisations.

To provide opportunity for workplace learning and skills development

Specific Objectives:
To unlock the potential of those with dyslexia
To recognize the strengths of those with dyslexia
To support the adult dyslexic people in the workplace

What we do:
Campaign to empower dyslexic and neurodivergent people to overcome barriers for success.
Short courses and workshops include:
Extreme study skills
Leadership and communication skills

Enabling institutions, organisations and businesses to reduce unnecessary barriers to achievement.
Courses and training include:
How universities, colleges and schools can dramatically improve retention and achievement through
an understanding of neurodiversity
How teaching can become inclusive by taking account of neurodivergence
Enabling those who are unemployed to develop ability and skills
How employers can get the most from all their staff from small changes to large differences
Enabling the self-employed and employed to achieve the most from the work place.