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Schools in Lichfield and Burntwood have been officially recognised as dyslexia friendly. Fulfen Primary School in Burntwood and Scotch Orchard Primary School in Lichfield will have the renewal of the Level 1 Dyslexia Friendly status confirmed at a ceremony in Stafford on November 2. To receive the award, the schools have gone through a rigorous process which involved an audit of current practice, self assessment, staff training and development of an action plan to improve practice. The British Dyslexia Association recognises dyslexia friendly local education authorities with its quality mark scheme. Councils that meet the criteria are those who satisfactorily address the needs of dyslexic learners and fulfil statutory requirements in the authority and in schools. Enhanced provision for more severely dyslexic children is being provided through eight specialist Dyslexia Centres across Staffordshire – including one in Lichfield. Youngsters attend the centre in their district for one weekly afternoon or morning session of intensive teaching, to support the work already being done in their schools. Staffordshire County Councillor Veronica Downes, Cabinet member for Schools, said:
“This is an excellent achievement and I would like to congratulate everyone involved and to thank them all for their hard work towards achieving this award. This is another step forward to develop fully inclusive links for pupils with dyslexia within Staffordshire’s schools.”


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