'an outstanding school' Ofsted 2013
As part of our mission to make our school 'dyslexia friendly,' we will be regularly updating this page with information about how we support children who have dyslexia or any other difficulties with literacy. If you would like more information about how to support your child, please feel free to contact us.
Mrs Duke and Mrs Channell (SENCos)
DYSLEXIA PEER SUPPORT GROUP
As part of our on-going initiative to become a more dyslexia-friendly school, we will be introducing and running a new peer support group. It is designed to allow our children with dyslexia a forum to talk about their experiences, share strategies and provide feedback so that we are able to support them further in the classroom.
The programme is presented initially as 3 weekly sessions lasting around 45minutes incorporating art, drama and discussions, all with an emphasis on fun! The group will run during the school day (afternoons) and will be followed up half-termly throughout the year so that the children can contribute to our dyslexia policies and practices in the long term.
If you would like your child to be a part of this group, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Here is a really interesting article from the BBC iWonder website entitled: "Can dyslexia inspire me to success?" which investigates how dyslexia is often linked to success in certain areas. For example, did you know that 50% of NASA employees are dyslexic? Read and enjoy!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dyslexia Policy (August 2016)