Hello and welcome... the 'No To Failure' project is a charitable initiative which demonstrates and communicates the need for specialist training in Dyslexia/SpLD in schools - the most common cause of learning problems for children.
Being dyslexic, I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read ”
I am a great supporter of Xtraordinary People as with the right training, teachers will not only be able to spot dyslexia in pupils early but will be able to support them and bring out their individual talents. ”
I fell in love with Drama at school, where I struggled with other lessons because of my dyslexia ”
I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days. It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race ”
Jamie Oliver OBE
...I think it's really good that this charity helps kids realise that they've got possibilities and that they can excel in anything. ”
Our Training Pyramid shows the levels of expertise recommended by all the leading charities associated with No to Failure, to enable teachers to effectively support all children with dyslexia and other SpLD
The national organisations that have united under the No to Failure project all agree that schools need a tiered approach to...read more
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Supported and funded by the Department for Children, Families & Schools (DCFS) Xtraordinary People helped to unite all of the leading charities and specialists in this field to create maximum impact with this unique project.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children continue to leave primary school each year unable to read, write or do maths properly? Many of these children will be dyslexic and may not be receiving the help they need.
However, if supported by dyslexia trained teachers, these children can succeed.
NUT research found that less than 14% of teachers felt very confident they could recognize a dyslexic child and less than 9% felt very confident they could teach a dyslexic. 77% of teachers said they wanted extra training in dyslexia.
What's more, the teaching methods that help dyslexic children are widely recognised, and are effective strategies for all struggling learners.
By highlighting the link between children failing in school and SpLD the 'No to Failure' project will seek to prove that SpLD training is critical and essential for teachers. It will also demonstrate, through trailblazing schools who are getting things right how new exemplars of provision can be shared throughout the education system for the benefit of all.
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