(UK) Ashcott: NEW special school for dyslexic students to open; headteacher 'ecstatic'

Nov 27, 2020, BBC News: New special school for dyslexic pupils to open
Southern England A new special school for pupils with dyslexia is to open in January after a similar school shut earlier this year. The Levels School in Ashcott, near Glastonbury, has received the green light from the Department for Education (DfE), allowing it to open…. "Everyone is ecstatic and also excited about the future," she said…. Parents will be able to pay privately to send their children to the school, or they can apply for education, health and care plan (EHCP) funding through their local authority. Staff will be paid through the school…. "When we were made redundant in March, as a group of teachers we couldn't get jobs until September because schools were locked down," Ms Cook added. "So we decided to put our time to good use and set up our own school." One mother, whose 13-year-old son will attend the new school, described the news as "wonderful and incredible". "To know that they'll be able to meet his needs, for us it's life changing," she said. "All the staff have really impressed us with how they are able to make links with the young people, and how they are tailoring everything to the individual."

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