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.
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.”