Lord Mayor to reward staff and pupils

Pupils and staff at St Christopher’s Catholic Primary school in Speke will be rewarded this week for their work to raise literacy levels.

On Friday 28 March Lord Mayor, Councillor Gary Millar will present awards to the staff and pupils who have been working hard as part of an Action for Literacy Campaign.

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar said: “I am delighted to be recognising the efforts of staff and pupils at St Christopher’s Primary School.

“The work they have been involved in to help those struggling with dsyelxia is inspirational.

“These skills and new materials will be vital in ensuring that dyslexia is not a barrier to learning and developing new skills.”

The group have been working on a package known as P4L (Partnership for Literacy) to introduce new specialist materials developed to raise literacy levels.

Staff were trained by Trish Jones a specialist teacher from Dyslexia Action’s Liverpool centre with funding provided by KPMG as part of their Action for Literacy campaign, and the programme will be used to support other children in the school.

Trish Jones said: “The staff and children have both been totally committed to the project and have made the whole experience enjoyable and worthwhile. It has been a pleasure to work here.

“We are extremely grateful to KMPG for their generous support for this project and their commitment to improving literacy standards. We are delighted to be able to work alongside schools in this way”.

Dyslexia Action is a national charity which operates locally through its 25 main centres and a number of teaching outposts across the UK. Its vision is to see a world were barriers to learning, employment and personal fulfilment have been removed for people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.

The Dyslexia action centre in Liverpool 12 provides tuition and support for a wide range of difficulties.