Dyslexia friendly schools
Swindon Borough Council applies a 'whole-school' approach, which actively and deliberately includes pupils with dyslexia. The aim is to encourage all Swindon schools to strive to be 'dyslexia friendly'.
Having understood and identified the needs of a pupil with dyslexia and literacy difficulties, the next stage is to ensure that pupils receive the appropriate help.
Swindon Borough Council has produced a series of five brochures which fully explain how dyslexia can be recognised and identified formally.
- Recognising Dyslexia (PDF)
- Formal Identification of Dyslexia (PDF)
- Other Specific Learning Disabilities (PDF)
- Dyslexia Access Arrangements (PDF)
- Dyslexia Using Assessment Resources (PDF)
For further information about the principles of Dyslexia Friendly Schools and how the 'Swindon Borough Council Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark' is awarded to schools that meet the required standard, please refer to Becoming a Dyslexia Friendly School (PDF)
For further information on common issues associated with dyslexia, please refer to the following documents:
- Learning (PDF)
- Reading (PDF)
- Writing (PDF)
- Spelling (PDF)
- Mathematics and Numeracy (PDF)
- Verbal Working and Visual Memory (PDF)
- Working With Parents, Carers and Other Concerned Parties (PDF)
- Training Opportunities for Teachers and Teaching Assistants (PDF)
- Resources (PDF)
Advisory Teachers for Specific Learning Difficulties/Dyslexia (SpLD)
Education Support Service
Millbrook Primary School