Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand


Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which primarily affects reading and writing skills. However, it does not only affect these skills. Dyslexia is actually about information processing. Dyslexic people may have difficulty processing and remembering information they see and hear, which can affect learning and the acquisition of literacy skills. Dyslexia can also impact on other areas such as organisational skills.

It is important to remember that there are positives to thinking differently. Many dyslexic people show strengths in areas such as reasoning and in visual and creative fields.

As a school we aim to promote learning environments whereby children with dyslexia are given the help and support they need - even if their dyslexia hasn't been formally identified.