Signposting - Schools & learning - Two Wiltshire Primary Schools Receive the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark

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Two Wiltshire Primary Schools Receive the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark

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


Following verification visits from the 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.

Read the full press release [here].

The Wiltshire Parent Carer Council meets regularly with a member of the Specialist SEN Service team, along with the dyslexia support organisations in Wiltshire (the Wiltshire Dyslexia Association and Marlborough and District Dyslexia Association). We discuss dyslexia strategy/awareness, events and training for parent carers and professionals, and it also gives us a good opportunity to share the feedback on common themes we hear from parent carers in Wiltshire about dyslexia. If you would like to share your feedback now or in the future, please email participation@wiltspcc.co.uk.

For any questions about dyslexia support, please contact our WPCC SENDIS team as usual and we will do our best to signpost you, and/or contact one of the dyslexia organisations in Wiltshire. Their details can be found [here].

There's also a newly updated leaflet for young people, parent carers and schools produced by the Wiltshire Council SSENS team – [Dyslexia in Wiltshire 2022].