Campaign for dyslexic screening and training for schools in Scotland
Date: 13th October 2022
Category: Inclusive education
A Dyslexic Life is a new collective advocacy group for children, young people and their parents/carers throughout the Western Isles. The group is campaigning for a Bill on dyslexia screening and teacher training in Scotland, following related developments at Westminster.
A Dyslexic Life aims to pick up on the work Matt Hancock MP is doing for children and young people with dyslexia in England and Wales. Hancock presented The Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill to the UK Parliament with its first reading in June 2022. As education is a devolved, this Bill will not apply to children and young people in Scotland. A Dyslexic Life firmly believes that there is a requirement for similar legislation in Scotland. A Dyslexic Life aims to petition for a Scottish equivalent of the Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill so that every child has as equal a chance as possible to happily and successfully go about their education and achieve their full potential.
It will launch a change.org petition on the 31st of October 2022 to coincide with Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland.
- If you would like to get in touch with Dyslexic Life and share your experiences, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01851 701755. A Dyslexic Life wants to hear from as many people as possible.
- To keep up with the progress of the UK Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill see here.