Law Primary is well on the way to becoming a Dyslexia Friendly school. I was asked to speak to Law parents on 22nd February. Several people raised interesting questions. I hope I answered them adequately.
One of the major concerns was that of transfer to high school and alternative assessment arrangements. Mention was made of perceived inconsistencies in provision across the region. Parents were also keen to find out what tests we did, how early dyslexia may be identified (I steered them away from using the term diagnosis), the role of Educational Pyschologists, and the relationship between dysleixa and numeracy difficulties.
Neil Barnes (HT) reported back to me that a group of parents is setting up a support network to meet in school once a month. I have agreed to attend a meeting at some point to talk about an issue to be mutually agreed. Neil felt that the meeting had successsfully allayed fears. I certainly enjoyed speaking to the parents – there were about 30 there – and feel it’s a good way to develop partnerships. I’ve been asked to meet with a parent (and the child’s teacher) to discuss more specific concerns.