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Margaret Rooms Receives Award

Dyslexia Action congratulates longstanding employee Margaret Rooms on MBE for Services to Education.
Leading literacy and dyslexia charity, Dyslexia Action, is thrilled to announce that Margaret Rooms, Head of Units of Sound Development for Dyslexia Action receives an MBE for Service to Education. Dyslexia Action applauds Margaret for her dedicated work over many years in education helping countless children, young people and adults to make life changing steps forward and feels that she is thoroughly deserving of this great honour.

Margaret has been with Dyslexia Action since January 1992 and has worked in many different aspects of the charity over the years, playing a key role in driving projects to benefit learners. In that time she has had roles such as: Principal of Dyslexia Action Centre, London and Staines; managed Skills for Life projects such as Supporting Dyslexic Learners in Different Contexts; introduced specialist team-teaching for groups of students in Hackney; on the management team for 15 years as Head of Educational Development; managed the development for the computer version of Units of Sound, the second chance literacy solution first released in 1995 and is now online with version 6.

Units of Sound is now used in all areas of literacy education – from primary, secondary, academies, FE colleges both in the state and independent sector, prisons, Pupil Referral Units, specialist schools, home tutoring. It is a solution that helps thousands of students improve their reading, spelling and writing skills every day.

Margaret Rooms is delighted with the recognition of her services to education, commenting: “All my work with Dyslexia Action has only been possible because of the amazingly talented people I have been privileged to work with. This award is a testament to all of their dedication and passion to eliminate the misery of low literacy.”

Stephen Hall, Chief Executive of Dyslexia Action is similarly proud of Margaret’s achievement: “Margaret has made a marked contribution to the education sector over the years, but not only that, she has also had a huge impact on many individual lives, helping to re-engage students with learning and give them the tools to reach their potential. I would like to offer her my sincere congratulations.”