At William Tyndale we are dedicated to supporting pupils with dyslexia: from early intervention in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, through to screening and assessing in Key Stage Two. We also understand the importance of aiding a smooth transition from Year Six into secondary school.

We are currently working towards the British Dyslexia Association’s (BDA) Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark. As part of this work, we have conducted a self-audit of our provision for dyslexic pupils and have used this to inform the School Development Plan and SEND Action Plan.

Pupils with a diagnosis of dyslexia are supported through our ‘SEND Support’. They are included on the SEND register, which enables longer parent conferences every term with the SENDCo and any other specialist staff in attendance. Personalised targets are set at these meetings.

From Nursery, systems and procedures are in place to identify pupils with literacy difficulties. Pupil Profile meetings are held every term with classroom staff and the Senior Management Team to monitor closely the progress and attainment of every pupil. At these meetings we discuss any difficulties pupils are facing. Information is shared with supply teachers as well as other staff e.g. music teachers, before and after school activity teachers.

There is a governor linked to dyslexia who has enhanced knowledge and understanding as well as an awareness of the struggles faced by dyslexic pupils. The link governor meets regularly with the SENDCo and other specialist staff to monitor and evaluate provision for pupils and reports back to the governing body.

Supporting children with dyslexia