Schools White Paper

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 24th November 2010.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove The Secretary of State for Education 12:31 pm, 24th November 2010

I am grateful to the hon. Lady, who makes a number of important points. Identifying dyslexia at the earliest possible stage is one of the reasons why we are introducing an appropriate check at the age of six. There are many other ways of identifying children who have special needs and require support. A number of interventions are in place to ensure that, at assessment time, children with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties can be supported through it. I absolutely agree that we can never stop trying to ensure that children who are living with dyslexia or other learning difficulties are better supported.