I am posting to give some inspiration and hope for parents who have children that are dyslexic.
My eldest DS got his SATS results yesturday and he got L4 in reading and writing and level 5 in maths and science. L4 is the expected level that primary school age children should reach by the end of primary years. For him this is a fantstic acheivement to sit with the majority of his peers who are not dyslexic. Some of his other clasmates got L6 and some got L3.
His school have been brilliant since he was screened in Y2 and had a reader and a scribe for his SATS in Y6. He also had a specialist dyslexia tutor 2hrs a week in Y6 (IPF funindg which has now been scrapped :-(). I was also fortunate enough to take him for 2 years of tuition at Dyslexia Action in Y4 and Y5 kindly paid for by my Step Dad.
He is now leaving school full of confidence in his abilities with a whole raft of strategies to cope as he moves to secondary education. I would also like to say that the SATS results are just part of the overall package of the person he is today that school have been a big part of producing ie: maturity, sociakl skills, leadership, ability to work in groups etc etc.
I am very proud of him and so delighted with the schools attitude and approach. We've had some very dark days over his primary school years when it's all been too much, harldy any progress, homework slung across his room, screaming and shouting as well as many moments of fun and triumph.
So keep pushing and asking and pushing and asking if you feel your child is not getting what they need to progress. You can never, ever ever be too pushy or ask too many questions when it comes to your child who is dyslexic.