Medlock has achieved the Dyslexia Aware Quality Mark, which ensures we are a dyslexia friendly school.
What does it mean?
It means we look carefully at all children to support them if they show dyslexic tendencies. The whole staff have received Dyslexia Awareness training and can recognise dyslexic tendencies. We have a computer based ‘screener’ that highlights dyslexic tendencies, and can then be discussed with Teresa Weir, the Dyslexia Specialist who works in our school two afternoons a week.
Why a Dyslexia Aware Quality Mark?
- To become recognised as a school which is ‘dyslexia aware’ and which meets the needs of most dyslexic learners through reasonable adjustments.
- The Quality Mark acknowledges and celebrates best practice in the classroom and across school.
- There are benefits to all learners as changing practice to accommodate dyslexic learners has the potential to improve the learning of all pupils.
- Provides a consistent approach throughout classes.
Some people with dyslexia find reading and spelling more of a challenge. Your teachers do lots of things to help you, for example:
- Printing your work on non-white paper
- Non-white paper books to write in
- Changing the background colour on interactive boards or changing the font colour
- Coloured overlays in every classroom for you to access to try to help you with your reading
- Books with non-white paper/backgrounds and illustrations
- Using writing frames
- Lots of multisensory teaching and learning with pictures, music and artefacts
- Displaying vocabulary and questions in classrooms
- On tables in every classroom 100 squares, numberlines, word lists, alphabets
- ‘Ace’ dictionaries
These websites will give you more information about dyslexia:
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