Last Friday was a landmark day in Lady Manners School's journey towards the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark.
In recognition that we are one of the first secondary schools to attempt this, we were invited to speak at the 2018 British Dyslexia Association (BDA) International Conference. Headteacher, Mr Meikle, and Assistant SENCO, Mr Askew, took to the stage to share our experiences of staff training, day to day changes and work to become dyslexia friendly. They joined experts from around the world in neuro-science, literacy, numeracy and other topics related to dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
Lady Manners School was invited by Professor Angela Fawcett, Vice President of the BDA, and Professor Rod Nicolson as part of a symposium about 'Positive Dyslexia at School, University and Work'.
Pictured are Mr Meikle and Professor Fawcett, who some parents met at our talk on 'Positive Dyslexia' last October.
Back at school, our work continues and we hope to apply for accreditation towards the end of the summer term.
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