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Six more city schools on way to becoming dyslexia friendly


SIX city schools have become the latest to be awarded dyslexia-friendly status as part of a special needs teaching scheme.

They have been given the kitemark award as part of Leicester City Council's Removing Barriers service, which can award the status to schools.

The schools include Abbey Primary School, English Martyrs Catholic School, Humberstone Infants, Woodstock Primary, Uplands Junior School, and Willowbrook Primary School.

Representatives from the six schools will be given the kitemark awards at an event in New Parks House, Pindar Road, on Thursday, December 13, from 2pm to 3pm.

The latest six schools have been awarded Stage 1 of the Dyslexia Friendly Kitemark, which recognises the work being carried out in terms of classroom practice, learning and teaching, leadership and management, and the partnership between parents and schools.

Schools can make further progress to Stage 2 and full dyslexia-friendly accreditation.

They join a further 16 city schools which have already completed Stage 1 and are now preparing Stage 2 and verification of their Dyslexia Friendly status.

Leicester assistant city mayor for children, young people and schools, Cllr Vi Dempster, said: "This is great news and shows that schools take their responsibilities towards educating children with dyslexia seriously.

"As more and more schools gain this accreditation, parents can be confident that an increasing number of city schools are meeting the very highest standards of dyslexia-friendly teaching."


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