Campaign begins for country’s first school for dyslexic children

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A CONCERNED mother has taken the first steps to opening the country’s first state-run school for children with dyslexia.

Bronwen Williams has struggled to get adequate help for her 12-year-old daughter Hannah, who suffers from the language-based condition.

But after researching, Bronwen, who has worked in social welfare, found there were specialist schools dealing with dyslexia, prompting her to launch her mission.

She said: “I want to be able to take the stigma away from it.

“It needs to have an emphasis on these children having a traditional education in an environment that caters for their need.

“It will be a small school for children in Milton Keynes with shorter lesson times.

“This is in response to a growing need and awareness of the barriers that these children experience on a day-to-day basis.”

The next step is put together a group of teachers with the spLD diploma, related professionals and people in the business community, who can act in an advisory capacity to help with the plans before they are presented to the government.

“Once my proposal goes through, then it could be approved very quickly,” she said.

“We need as much response as I can so we can be open by 2012.”

For more information on Bronwen’s plan, or if you can help, email bronnymj@live.co.uk