This year, Dyslexia Awareness Week is all about empowering people with dyslexia. More than one in ten of us are dyslexic. Dyslexic students will span every ability level and every culture and will be as individual and varied in their interests as their neurotypical classmates. In the right environment – one where they are empowered to play to their considerable strengths, such as understanding complex information, seeing the big picture and communicating with others – dyslexics are making invaluable contributions to individuals, organisations and to our country.
During October pupils, parents and staff at Vinehall will be given an opportunity to come together and explore the contributions dyslexics such as Ed Sheeran (Musician), Daniel Radcliffe (Actor), Richard Branson (Entrepreneur), Keira Knightley (Actress), Holly Willoughby (Presenter) and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Space Scientist) are already making to our society and to share ideas about what it is like to be a dyslexic learner and how everyone in school can empower them to do more.
For more information and to attend a parent event, please contact Mrs Karen Ye – Head of Learning Support
“Just be yourself ‘cause there’s no one in the world that can be a better you than you – Just be yourself, embrace your quirks” – Ed Sheeran