Opening a door on Northumberland school's life
A school in Northumberland which provides education for pupils with dyslexia is opening its doors to visitors next week (Tuesday 22 November 2011) but is also offering a special ‘taste’ of school life to prospective pupils.
Prospective pupils and their parents are invited to come along to Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia near Morpeth between 10.45 am and 12.30 pm to look around the school, see the facilities and meet staff and students.
But the school is also offering taster days so children who may be interested in attending Nunnykirk can spend a day in school to find out more.
Head teacher Carol Hodgson said: “We have a couple of open days throughout the year which give an opportunity for prospective pupils and parents to come along and see the school but we also felt it was important that students were also offered a more individual approach.
“Choosing a new school is often challenging at the best of times but pupils with dyslexia can find it even more difficult as they may have had less than happy experiences at other schools. Coming along for the day gives them the chance to see what a school day is like – including attending lessons – and from a social perspective too.”
Anyone interested in coming along on the open day or in finding out more about a taster day can contact the school on (01670) 772 685.
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty (SpLD), often inherited and is a lifelong condition. Dyslexia is much more than the traditional definition of ‘difficulty with words’ or ‘word blindness’.
Nunnykirk School is very happy to offer a taster day for any child with dyslexia whose parents are considering sending them to the school.
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