At Seymour Park we are extremely proud that we achieved the Dyslexia Quality Mark, in Summer 2012. All our teaching staff have been working very hard on this award and at the bottom of the page you can see a video showing how we have made our school more Dyslexia Friendly. Mrs Goodson 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, parents’ workshops, meetings with the school’s governors and visits to other schools. Mrs Goodson has also become a specialist teacher in teaching children with dyslexia.
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 Quality Award then speak to Mrs Goodson or a member of our Pupil Support Team.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which mainly affects the development of literacy and language related skills. It is likely to be present at birth and to be lifelong in its effects. It is characterised by difficulties with phonological processing, rapid naming, working memory, processing speed, and the automatic development of skills that may not match up to an individual’s other cognitive abilities. It tends to be resistant to conventional teaching methods, but its effects can be mitigated by appropriately specific intervention, including the application of information technology and supportive counselling.
Facts about Dyslexia
•It can be hereditary
Strengths of Dyslexics
• Innovative thinkers
• Intuitive problem solvers