Watch our school video

Powell's School Church of England (VA) Primary School

Dyslexia Friendly Schools

As a school, we work hard to raise awareness and celebrate all the things that we already do well to support our dyslexic learners. As we work towards our Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark, we will look to find new resources and initiatives to make our provision even better. We aim to gain our Quality Mark and become recognised as a ‘Dyslexia Friendly School’ by the summer of 2024.

Dyslexia Teaching
Mrs Brisley is a qualified teacher who is also an Accredited Teacher with the British Dyslexia Association and completed her Level 5 Certificate in Dyslexia; Literacy, Support and Intervention in December 2021.   

“Dyslexia has always been in my life as my younger brother was diagnosed when he was at school.  My youngest daughter also has dyslexia.  I could not believe, that as a parent, I was having to go through the same struggles that my parents had nearly 40 years previously. I felt I could make a difference to many young peoples’ lives if I was able to provide extra support in both my classroom teaching and on a one-to-one basis.  I assess each young person before planning a scheme of work that suits their needs.  My lessons are multi-sensory and cumulative as over-learning is important for a person with dyslexia.  The lessons also include work on the individual’s meta-cognition, to enable them to become confident in the way they learn and more able to express their needs to other people.” 

Mrs Brisley works in one-to-one with pupils in school every Monday.  


What is Dyslexia?


See dyslexia differently - watch the following video


Choosing children’s books for reluctant readers and readers with dyslexia

The Barrington Stoke website give recommendations for dyslexic and reluctant readers:

Barrington Stoke


Hear from some of the world's most successful dyslexics including Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Chris Robshaw, and Maggie Aderin-Pocock about dyslexic strengths and thinking skills so you can really understand what dyslexia is and why we should celebrate it.



Mnemonic posters for spelling

Mnemonics are used to help children to remember tricky spellings. Here are some examples: