“Dyslexia may present difficulties, but as long as you choose the right school there is no reason why a dyslexic child shouldn’t achieve as much as other children.”
So says Victoria Bradley-Barnard, Head of Learning Support, offering specialist teaching for dyslexia, dyspraxia and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Senior School and Bellan House are now accredited CReSTed schools (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils), and are able to give excellent help to pupils with specific learning difficulties.
“Our approach is to keep all the children together most of the time and to withdraw those needing extra support for tailored sessions when necessary,” says Mrs Bradley-Barnard.
“I would advise all parents of dyslexic children to look at where they’ll be for most of the day and to decide whether the school’s approach fosters inclusion or separation.”
With some 10 per cent of the population thought to suffer from dyslexia (symptoms range from mild spelling difficulties to a chronic inability to read and write or severe absent-mindedness) it’s little wonder that we are keen to establish our credentials in this area.
Headmaster, Julian Noad, commented, “Being accredited with the prestigious CREsTeD award acknowledges the successful teaching and learning of children with additional needs, and the specialist support that they receive here at Oswestry School. This is a great accomplishment and I must thank the whole school for their efforts to achieve this award”.