We are currently working towards the Dyslexia Friendly kite-mark. With support from the British Dyslexia Association and the Learning Team at the local authority we have devised a comprehensive action plan that identifies what we need to do to become a Dyslexia friendly school. We have a working party that are helping to drive this project forward and lots of work has been completed already. These are the areas that the working group is looking at:
- Leadership and management
- The quality of learning
- Creating a climate for learning
- Partnerships with parents/carers/governors
Our working party is led by Karen Parker, our SENCO and will include a range of people from the school community, including parents, teachers, governors, children and other school staff.
Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.”
Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain. Follow this link to see what she says about it. What is Dyslexia?