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Weare School awarded Dyslexia Friendly status - 01 July 2014

We are proud to announce that this week, Weare Academy First School has been awarded Dyslexia Friendly status by the British Dyslexia Association.

Miss Mawdsley commented, "This award further demonstrates the school's pledge to inclusion and complements our Somerset Total Communication approach to teaching. Our commitment to achieving the award not only reflects our dedication to children with dyslexia, but it also benefits all our learners."

Led by Inclusion Manager, Mrs Burgess the school and the staff needed to demonstrate to the awarding body that our school is 'dyslexia friendly' in four areas:

* Leadership and management
* Teaching and learning
* Classroom environment
* Partnership and liaison with parents and carers

On Monday, a team of representatives from the British Dyslexia Association watched lessons, looked at the children's work, spoke with parents and visited each classroom. Well done everyone!