Principal of Maple Hayes Dyslexia School in Lichfield receives national recognition

The principal of a Lichfield school has received national recognition.

Dr Neville Brown founded the Maple Hayes Dyslexia School in 1982 and has pioneered the use of a symbol system of teaching.

Dr Neville Brown with Princess Beatrice during her visit to Maple Hayes

Dr Neville Brown with Princess Beatrice during her visit to Maple Hayes

He was named runner-up in Sternberg Active Life Award and travelled to Downing Street to collect his certificate.

Dr Brown, who is now in his 80s and battling cancer, said: “It was an incredible day.

“We work very hard at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School to ensure children are given the best possible start in life, and so for the system I developed to be recognised by my peers was an honour.”

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