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Primary school recognised for dyslexia expertise

22/03/2013 Joanna
An East Midlands school has been recognised for the way its primary teachers conduct lessons in order to prevent dyslexic pupils from falling behind their classmates.

Glebelands primary in Beaumont Leys, Leicester, has received a dyslexia-friendly quality mark for its efforts over the past two years, which have included making sure writing on whiteboards is large enough to be read easily and using visual prompts where possible.

The school has also funded the training of a special educational needs teacher so that she can diagnose dyslexic pupils, while posters of famous dyslexics Jamie Oliver and Roald Dahl have been put up on corridors to show pupils that the condition need not be a barrier to success.

Head teacher Michael Dix told the Leicester Mercury: "Being able to read and write well is the key to every other subject.

"That's why we wanted to make sure those who have dyslexia or just struggle in general get the right support."

Meanwhile, The Swindon Advertiser has also reported this week that four schools in Swindon have also received the quality mark, which is awarded by the British Dyslexia Association, for their work on the behalf of dyslexic pupils.

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