‘ Schools should not assume that children’s difficulties always result solely, or even mainly from problems within the child. A school’s practices makes a difference, for good or evil’

(DFES SEN Code of Practice)

The purpose of this checklist is to clarify the hallmarks of a dyslexia/ learner friendly school. A dyslexia friendly school enhances the learning of ALL children because a dyslexia friendly school utilises excellent monitoring, assessment and teaching strategies to ensure that all children’s learning is enhanced.

This checklist can be used as a self-review tool or as an observation checklist for learning walks. The list is by no means exhaustive and is divided into the three following categories:

  • Effective teaching strategies in the mainstream classroom
  • Environment
  • Whole School Policy

Click here to download the Dyslexia Friendly School Checklist