School lands dyslexia friendly award

A SCHOOL is celebrating success in helping children with dyslexia.

Savile Park Primary School, Halifax, has won Calderdale Council's dyslexia friendly award.

The title recognises the school's work with children who suffer problems reading and spelling.

Parveen Akhtar, the school's inclusion manager, said: "We're absolutely delighted to have our work recognised."

She said the school has had dyslexia-friendly practices in place for several years.

Inspectors from the council interviewed children and observed the school's work before it was given the award. It was presented by Rosie Wood, a specialist in learning difficulties who is heading a pilot project by the British Dyslexia Association in Calderdale.