Dyslexia Friendly School
At Woodstock Primary Academy we are extremely proud to have achieved the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark. All teaching staff have been working very hard on this award with the aim of providing a ‘dyslexia friendly environment’ that supports the learning of all children. The SENCO has led a number of staff meetings to increase teachers’ understanding of Dyslexia and to help provide practical ideas for teaching and learning. We have had assemblies, meetings with the school’s governors and offered parents’ workshops.
Why did we want to achieve this award?
A feature of dyslexia friendly schools is to take the fear out of school for children with dyslexia; many of whom, if not correctly and expertly helped can feel alienated and disorientated with an increased risk of becoming disinterested in education.
A prime aim of the Dyslexia award is to ensure teaching is multi-sensory; something that benefits ALL children, not just those with dyslexia.
If you would like to find out more about the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark then speak to Miss Curtis, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a learning difference that can affect the ability to read, write and spell. Speech, maths, motor and organisational skills may also be affected. This does not mean that dyslexic people are any less intelligent than their peers but rather that they may have different strengths and need different support to realise their full potential.