Pleased to be sat next to Matt Hancock in the chamber today as he proposed the Dyslexia Screening Bill, which I have co-sponsored.
As someone with dyslexia and dyspraxia, I know just how important it is to have a diagnosis. This bill would screen all primary school pupils for dyslexia – whereas currently 4 out of 5 dyslexic children leave school undiagnosed.
About 10% of the population is thought to have dyslexia. Supporting these pupils, by ensuring teachers know how to properly educate those who think and learn in unconventional ways, will have a society-wide impact. This is something we really have to get right.