Useful Links

Useful Links

The Howard Partnership Trust is a growing family of 13 schools in the South East of England. Our family includes Primary, Secondary and Special Schools and welcomes any school that shares our values and commitment to Bringing out the Best in each and every one of our children and young people. Visit website

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Eastwick Schools

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Dyslexia is the most common learning difference, possibly affecting up to 1 in 5 people. It is a genetic condition that comes with a range of strengths and challenges, affecting each individual differently. For some, reading may be hard to crack. Others may learn to read well initially, but struggle to spell accurately. Understanding instructions, remembering what is said and being able to organise themselves or their ideas may be where difficulties are highlighted for others. Watch a video explaining dyslexia here.

Dyslexic strengths include creativity, communication, problem solving, big-picture, abstract thinking, high levels of empathy and observation, making links, strong spatial reasoning and 3-D thinking, imaginative and analytical skills. Some people with dyslexia excel in fields like engineering, industrial and graphic design, architecture, or construction. Others apply their skillset well to performing, teaching, politics, writing or becoming an entrepreneur. Watch a video about the strengths of dyslexia here.

For more information about dyslexia, see the links below:

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)
Made by dyslexia
Helen Arkell dyslexia charity
The Dyslexia SpLD Trust

Please speak to your class teacher if you have any questions or concerns about your child and their progress.

Click on the links below to find the BDA’s short guides to supporting a child with dyslexia in different aspects of their learning:

Reading guide

Spelling guide

Maths tips

Homework tips

Improving memory

Concentration tips