Scottish Parliament

A group set up to petition the Scottish Parliament for Dyslexia Friendly Classroom Accreditation for EVERY school in Scotland.

Research suggest that the 30% of pupils at risk of literacy failure can be reduced to 3% with effective dyslexia friendly classroom teaching and “compensatory interaction”.

Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms are an integrated, all-inclusive way of teaching which benefits all pupils and not just the dyslexic students.

One of the basic principles of becoming a dyslexia-friendly school is the expectation that teachers take immediate action when faced with learning needs, rather than refer for assessment and wait for a ‘label’. In a dyslexia-friendly school all teachers are empowered, through training, policy and ethos, to identify learning issues and take front-line action. The focus has changed from establishing what is wrong with the child in order to make them “better”, to what is right in the classroom in order to enhance the effectiveness of learning.

This method of teaching can help the dyslexic student remain in the classroom and improve their learning experience throughout their school years.

We, the undersigned, call on the Scottish Parliament to ensure that every classroom in Scotland is Dyslexia Friendly.

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The Dyslexia Friendly Schools for Scotland petition to Scottish Parliament was written by Alison Arrowsmith and is in the category Education at GoPetition.