Daybreak - Get Britain Reading!
Wednesday, 22 February, 2012 - 13:05
We are really pleased to be working with ITV’s breakfast show Daybreak on its current campaign Get Britain Reading. The campaign which will run for over a year will focus on the importance of reading and aims to encourage more people to read.
If you missed the programme you can watch it on the Daybreak website by clicking here.
It will also highlight the importance of support for those with reading difficulties. Having dyslexia can make reading harder for those who have it and whilst dyslexia is more than just a difficulty with reading the help and support that works for a dyslexic child benefits any child with reading difficulties of any kind.
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a hidden disability that not only affects literacy development but can also have an impact on mathematics, memory, organisation and sequencing skills to varying degrees. Dyslexia can occur at any level of intellectual development. It is biological in origin and is seen to run in families.
Daybreak will broadcast a series of informational features from Monday 27th February to Friday 2nd March which will focus on the importance of reading and some of the difficulties that create barriers to reading. We have worked with the team at Daybreak to offer advice and information for those who have dyslexia, think they might or know someone that has or thinks they may have dyslexia.
A feature on dyslexia will be aired on Tuesday 28th February between 6.30 and 8.30am. The programme will feature one of our Partnership for Literacy Schools, Holly Hill Primary in Selston and one of our students, Katie Ramsden (8) and her Dyslexia Action Specialist Teacher, Judi Carruthers.
A video of this morning's feature is now available on Daybreak's website - click here to view the video.
Petition for mandatory training
During this morning's Daybreak feature an important question was raised, should teachers recieve mandatory dyslexia/SpLD training?
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) have initiated a petition to make dyslexia/SpLD training mandatory to Initial Teacher Training (ITT). At present there is no compulsory minimum level of dyslexia/SpLD training required to pass the ITT course.
To sign the petition and make a different please click here.
Join the book drive!
As part of the campaign we are asking you to donate any of your unwanted books to Waterstone’s stores near you. In order to support those who use our services we will be collecting books from the Waterstone’s stores across the country and distributing to those who need them.
For a list of our collection stores please visit:
Get Britain Reading - Where to donate your books
For more information on dyslexia and to find out more about what we do please click on the link below:
Advice and Services
Or contact your local centre direct: