Thursday, March 11, 2010

Destination in sight...

Over the last two years Muritai School have been working hard to develop our knowledge and understanding to put policies and strategies into place to become a Dyslexia Best Practice school - the first in New Zealand.

We look forward at the beginning of December, to welcoming representatives from 4D for Schools to Muritai for our verification visit. We will be assessed against 4D criteria to see if we will indeed become the first Dyslexia Aware Best Practice school in the country.

It has been a long but rewarding journey to get to this point. It has been a lot of hard work but the process of completing it has led to a deep understanding of our children with dyslexia and dyslexic learning type needs. We realise, as a whole staff, the importance of "getting it right for dyslexics" as a means of "getting it right for all" and that one size definitely does not fit all.

Over the next two years we will continue to work to embed the best practices that we have in set out in our written policy and started to implement in our classrooms. Our journey continues as will the blog posts as we carry on helping our children to be the best that they can be.

What has been the most important factor that has made this journey possible so far? Great communication and fantastic team work. Thanks Muritai staff you are a very special bunch!