BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark Award - Schools

Introducing the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark Award 

The BDA’s Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark provides a framework of support and understanding for schools within which the dyslexic individual can build on existing skills and develop new ones. This ensures that all within the school have a good knowledge of the needs of the dyslexic individual and that resources are available to meet such needs. This in turn is likely to lead to greater levels of achievement and retention for all learners.

The Quality Mark for schools is made up of standards that cover 4 key areas:  

Standard One: Leadership and Management

Standard Two: What is the quality of learning? 

Standard Three:  Creating a climate for learning

Standard Four: Partnership and Liaison with Parents, Carers, Governors and other Concerned Parties 

Becoming a dyslexia friendly school requires a review of the implementation of major whole school policies, across the range of ability and need, focusing upon: 

teaching and learning,  

monitoring and assessment,  

differentiation and inclusion 

The BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark is an external sign of approval that is widely recognised not only in the UK but also internationally. This award is issued only to those schools that have met its rigorous quality standards and gives public recognition that they provide high quality education for dyslexic pupils.

As well as a certificate of recognition, schools can use the BDA Quality Mark logo on all publicity materials.  Holding the BDA Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark is a very positive statement that lets learners, parents, staff and stakeholders know that your organisation is a safe place for dyslexic individuals.