Dyslexia Friendly School Award

We are a Dyslexia Friendly School. Our dedicated Reading Support Mentor, Mrs Abernethy assesses and supports pupils with Dyslexia. 

West Kirby Residential School were awarded Dyslexia Friendly School Status in July 2013 and are working towards our renewed BDA Accreditation. To achieve this award we need to demonstrate a whole school approach in identifying and supporting pupils with the difficulties associated with Dyslexia.

Dyslexia friendly schools aim to take the fear out of school for children with dyslexic tendencies. Our prime focus is to ensure teaching throughout school is multi-sensory; something that benefits ALL children, not just those with dyslexia.

We use a variety of multi-sensory packages within school including:

Accelerated Reader
Lexia Reading UK
Beat Dyslexia
Active Learning
MSL
Toe by Toe
Rapid Reader
TextHelp
We are also currently trailing Indirect Dyslexia Learning, which, if successful, will be used throughout school.