Three-time Formula One world champion Sir Jackie Stewart is backing a new teaching resource to assist children with dyslexia.
Sir Jackie attended the launch of the online ‘toolkit’ that provides free resources for teachers who support children with dyslexia and literacy issues.
In this short video, Sir Jackie, who is dyslexic - and others - explain why they believe tackling dyslexia is so important.
The event took place at the University’s Moray House School of Education. The School is home to Communication, Access, Literacy and Learning (CALL) Scotland, which has helped develop the Toolkit.
The range of resources was launched by John Swinney, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning. The Scottish Government has pledged a £100,000 to help Dyslexia Scotland develop it and other projects.
Free online training courses are also being produced to help teachers identify dyslexia at the earliest opportunity. They will also improve support for pupils as they prepare to leave school.
My own experience at school scarred me for life, due to the ignorance of my teacher – and we know that there are still too many young people not being identified and supported today. I cannot emphasise how important it is for all teachers - and I mean all teachers - to use this free, comprehensive and informative Toolkit.