Schools and pupils rewarded for dyslexia friendly approach

Nine schools have received a prestigious award at the fifth annual East Ayrshire Dyslexia Friendly Schools Award Ceremony sponsored by Morrison’s Construction and held at Dumfries House this week.

East Ayrshire Dyslexia Friendly Schools is a model which cultivates inclusive learning environments where the talents of pupils can flourish. 

All schools are encouraged to engage with parents, carers and members of the school community to create classroom environments catering for all learning styles to make learning easier and more accessible for everyone.

Each of the nine winning establishments had key aspects of their journeys showcased and Councillor Fiona Campbell, Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning, and Depute Provost Claire Leitch presented the awards.

Three primary schools received their Bronze Award: Drongan Primary, Fenwick Primary, Mount Carmel Primary.             

Three primary schools and one secondary school received their Silver Award: Littlemill Primary, Onthank Primary, Shortlees Primary, Loudoun Academy.

Two primary schools received their Gold Award: Mauchline Primary, St Xaviers Primary.

Councillor Campbell said: “Embedding the principles and ideas of an inclusive school community is central to East Ayrshire’s Dyslexia Friendly School pathway. It creates a community of learners, empowering everyone to fulfil their potential, and establishing a firm foundation for lifelong learning.”