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In 2019 we were awarded the Nottinghamshire Dyslexia Friendly School Quality Mark. 

This is a reflection of how the Heymann community works together in helping all children achieve their potential regardless of any challenges that dyslexia may present.

Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which primarily affects reading and writing skills, although it can impact on areas such as coordination, organisation and memory. It is believed to affect between 1 in 5 and 1 in 10 people. A dyslexic brain deals with spoken and written information differently, meaning information can be missed, forgotten or jumbled up. The level of impact and struggles as a result Dyslexia varies from person to person. Because of this variation of how Dyslexic learners think, many show strengths in areas such as creative thinking and problem solving.

Many young learners find elements of reading and writing a challenge. For Dyslexic learners, the difficulties are more severe or persist in spite of extra time or help.

This video by the British Dyslexia Association provides a great introduction to what Dyslexia may look like or mean.

If you are concerned about your child’s learning, speak to their class teacher or make an appointment at one of our termly Inclusion Pop-in’ sessions.


On-line resources to find out more about Dyslexia

British Dyslexia Association (BDA) - is the voice of dyslexic people. Their aim is for all people with dyslexia can reach their full potential in education, in employment and in life. 

The Dyslexia Specific Learning Difficulty Trust is a collaboration of voluntary and community organisations with funding from the Department for Education to provide reliable information to parents, teachers, schools and the wider sector.