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Wiltshire schools successful in achieving nationally recognised Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark

Two Wiltshire primary schools have been successful in achieving the British Dyslexia Association's nationally recognised Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark.

Published 21 July 2022
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Two Wiltshire primary schools have been successful in achieving the British Dyslexia Association's nationally recognised Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark.

Wiltshire Council's Specialist SEN Service (SSENS) is currently supporting 17 primary and secondary schools across Wiltshire to achieve the Quality Mark.

Following verification visits from British Dyslexia Association (BDA) earlier this month, both Lyneham Primary School and Malmesbury C of E Primary School have been officially recognised as dyslexia friendly schools.

The award is issued to schools or organisations that can demonstrate they provide high quality education and/or practice for dyslexic individuals. Obtaining the Quality Mark provides a framework for schools to improve their understanding of dyslexia and literacy difficulties and to develop strategies that support the achievement and engagement of dyslexic learners.

Becoming a dyslexia friendly school requires the involvement and engagement of all of those within the school, and a review of the schools' approaches to teaching and learning; monitoring and assessment; differentiation; and high-quality practice across the range of ability and need.

Cllr Jane Davies, Cabinet Member for SEND, said: I am delighted that two of our schools have been successful in obtaining this recognition. Holding the Quality Mark is a positive statement and lets everyone know that the school is a good place for dyslexic individuals.

Wiltshire Council is committed to ensuring that young people get the best start in life and in particular, the dyslexia-friendly schools project, with a further 15 schools across Wiltshire aiming to also achieve this quality mark in 2022-23.

Well done and congratulations to both schools and the council Specialist SEN Service for all their hard work and commitment to supporting young people with dyslexia and their families.

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