Without good literacy skills, individuals have fewer opportunities for success. The links between literacy and social mobility are well documented, as are its deleterious effects on society. Take the prison population of the UK, for instance, where half of inmates have a reading age of 11 or below.
But on a personal level, just imagine how it feels to be a child who’s struggling when all around you are classmates who seem to have acquired this skill with ease. With a curriculum based on the written word, things like maths, languages and history - subjects you may have enjoyed - are effectively shut off to you, too. You begin to feel like school is a place where you cannot succeed - and your behaviour starts to reflect this feeling of disaffection.
Read about our case studies to find out how ReadingWise can make a real impact.
Sellincourt Primary School
EAL students at Sellincourt Primary School, London, talk about the impact that the comprehension module has had on their reading skills and confidence.
Forehill Primary School
"I was attracted to the personalised nature of the programme which means that it is accessible to children with a whole range of pupil support needs."
St Ambrose Barlow High School
“ReadingWise offers us a way to close the gap as pupils move from primary to secondary, and I think crucially within the school, it offers us a way to close the gap as they progress through the year groups."
Horfield CE Primary, Bristol
Three intervention groups a day and some children so keen, they come in early.
Calmore Junior School
ReadingWise helped learners achieve gains of up to 2 years, and Rhonda, the TA, felt empowered by the programme.
Billing Brook Special School
Billing Brook special school in Northampton started with around 10 learners and after seeing excellent results rolled ReadingWise out throughout the school.
Heathbrook Primary, London
Heathbrook use ReadingWise to deliver the impact of one-to-one approaches but reach more learners.
Tom and Kenneth
ReadingWise English is not just for children. It can also be successfully used for adults, too.