Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Strategic Foundations of Becoming a Dyslexia Aware Best Practice School

These are the components at Muritai that make up the strategic foundations of our Dyslexia Aware Best Practice. 
They build upon one another to provide a complete philosophical foundation for the concept to work. 
The key point is that everyone in that school, teachers, children, support staff, parents and BOT should all stand on these same foundations.
Passion is a given.. Without it, there’s no point. Secondly..purpose..
Our purpose or fundamental reason for the existence of Dyslexia Aware Best Practice at Muritai is inclusion. Every child, regardless of their individual and specific needs has the right to be included. Thirdly, values..

Key Competencies
  • Managing Self
  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols and text
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing
Individual Values
  • Self Confidence
  • Commitment
  • Co-operation
  • Integrity
  • Kindness
  • Thinking Positively
  • Respecting Rules  
Next, vision...

Vision is comprised of goals that plot a course towards our purpose – namely creating an inclusive environment.
Our vision is clearly apparent in 3 ways
1.Our Learning Support 2 tier system
2.The Classroom Teacher’s Learning Support Handbook
3.Our Dyslexia Aware Best Practice long term plans
Lastly, reality. Making you school a Dyslexia Aware Best Practice School needs to fit in with your "reality". The key is a little at a time. It won't and can't happen over night!