Campaign for dyslexic screening and training for schools in Scotland

Date: 13th October 2022
Category: Inclusive education

Illustration shows children with their teacher. The teacher is holding up a picture of an apple. A poster on the wall reads "Our Rights".

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 petition on the 31st of October 2022 to coincide with Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland.