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Dyslexia is a learning difference, a combination of strengths and weaknesses which affects the learning process in reading, spelling, writing and sometimes numeracy.

Dyslexic learners may also have accompanying weaknesses in short term memory, sequencing and the speed at which they process information.  These are skills that everyone needs if they are to learn effectively in a busy classroom.  They are also key skills for life.

Learning problems arise if dyslexia is not recognised and the teaching is inappropriate. Our policy at RWBA is to view dyslexia as a learning difference, one which conveys a range of strengths and weaknesses in common with all learning styles and preferences.

The British Dyslexia Association has excellent support materials available on its website.  RWBA is a member of the Wiltshire Dyslexic Association.

All students are screened for dyslexia during Year 7.  If there is a concern then students are supported as appropriate for their needs with teachers using dyslexia friendly methods in their teaching to support the students’ differing learning styles.