Schools can be accredited by the British Dyslexia Association as being 'dyslexia friendly' after meeting certain criteria. Staffordshire County Council began a dyslexia friendly initiative in 2002 using the BDA's accreditation scheme.
There are two levels of dyslexia friendliness, as follows:
School completes an audit of current practice
Teachers complete a self evaluation on their knowledge of Dyslexia
All staff attend a 'Dyslexia Awareness' briefing
School completes a Dyslexia Friendly action plan
Level Two (Full Status)
School has completed their Dyslexia Friendly action plan
Staff and governors attend Dyslexia Friendly briefings
Parents have been offered Dyslexia Friendly workshops
Teachers have completed Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) training
The school environment is Dyslexia Friendly
A Dyslexia Friendly verification inspection has taken place
This is a recent status that recognises a school's additional depth and breadth of consideration given to co-occurring difficulties such as Dyspraxia, Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Dyscalculia, Speech, Language and Communication, Memory difficulties and Behaviour.
Please see these links for more information on dyslexia friendly status: