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Wellacre Earns Trafford Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark

Posted at 9:39 am on 14th July, 2022

Wellacre Renews Accreditation with Dyslexia Best Practice

We are delighted to announce that Wellacre has successfully renewed its Trafford Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark.  The award recognises Wellacre's commitment to ensuring all students with Dyslexia, whether diagnosed or not, have full access to learning. 

Wellacre strives to ensure all classrooms, resources, equipment and support are in place and embedded into normal school practice to support students with these barriers to learning, and the award recognises the school’s success in achieving these aims. 

Wellacre last achieved the award in 2017 and the reassessment was due in 2020.  However, this was postponed due to Covid restrictions over the past two years.

SEND advisors Julia Brown, Jane Angus and Rebecca Clifford undertook the assessment of the extensive provision Wellacre makes for Dyslexia students. 

Mr Casey, Assistant Principal for Inclusion and SENDCo, said:

“Wellacre’s assessors were extremely impressed; so much so, that they have asked Wellacre to support schools in other authorities to enable them to offer the same level of support to their students.  We are already working alongside a school in Bolton to support them in making improvements to their Dyslexia and SEND provision.”

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Dyslexia Ambassadors have been recruited and undertaken special in-school training to widen their knowledge and understanding so they can confidently signpost support to their peers - Louie, Jack and Max, Year 7,  Lex and Kai, Year 8, Kieran, Year 9, and Sonny and Anthony, Year 10.

Mr Casey, added:

“It is extremely pleasing to have the Dyslexia-friendly practices we have woven into everyday life at Wellacre recognised in this way. 

“This award recognises the important commitment Wellacre has made to inclusive practices to support all our students in their learning journey.”

Dyslexia Ambassador Anthony, Year 10, added:

“I am extremely proud of the contribution myself and the other Dyslexia Ambassadors have made, and continue to make, to ensure that the barriers to learning that Dyslexic students face are minimised.  We are committed to ensuring continual development and improvement in these areas to enable Wellacre students to make the progress they deserve.”

Special thanks to three parents for taking the time to meet with the Dyslexia award auditors to discuss the provision in place for their sons.

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