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Whole school approaches

Literacy Leap is a new, three-tier certification framework for primary schools which celebrates and encourages best practice in identifying and supporting children at risk of dyslexia and other SpLD. The framework is designed to act as a series of stepping stones towards the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark award. For information and training materials for the award, see Early Intervention Project.

The BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark for schools aims to provide a rigorous framework through which schools can achieve dyslexia friendly status. The award is recognised internationally as well as in the UK and is made up of standards covering four key areas: Leadership and Management; The Quality of Learning; Creating a Climate for Learning; and Partnership and Liaison with Parents, Carers, Governors and other concerned parties. The purpose of the Quality Mark is to set a standard ensuring that the needs of dyslexic pupils are met across all elements of the school and that resources are available to meet these needs.

The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexia Pupils (CReSTeD schools) lists schools in the UK which have met their criteria for supporting children with SpLD.

Statutory guidance for schools in England on duties, policies and procedures relating to children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) is contained with the SEND Code of Practice (2014). 

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