"He’s always been reluctant to read aloud and practice reading but has really enjoyed working his way through the programme, at his own speed and with little interference from an adult. His confidence in reading aloud (and so willingness to do it) has definitely increased."
Charlton Park Academy / CENMAC
"I decided to carry out assessments just before we stopped for Summer to measure impact. I was delighted with the results, with some children seeing an increase of up to 20 months on their SWST scores. Others, while still below their chronological age, had made good progress in closing the gap."
Gavinburn Primary, West Dunbartonshire
"One of my pupils was gazing at a word and read it perfectly. The word was iridescent. I was really proud of him , as he was of himself.This programme is really engaging some of the pupils who lack confidence in reading. Highly recommended.”
Michael May, Parkhill Secondary, Glasgow
“ReadingWise has been like a sprinkle of magic reading dust that has miraculously, through repetition, empowered this child to be able to read with fluency and confidence, with his head held high!”
Cheryl Meyrick, Deputy Head, Brookfield Primary School, Sutton, London, UK
“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.”
Ben Davis, Head, St Ambrose Barlow High School, Salford
“Assessment is built in from the start, identifying gaps and building knowledge and confidence in the application.”
Bev Ball, headteacher, Brook Valley CE Primary School, Wiltshire, UK
"Together we can, and will, ensure that no student leaves Trinity unable to read."
Sharron Hodgson, Head of English, Trinity Academy, Newcastle
“We have been extremely pleased with the programme and we are continuing to use it for pupils who have reading difficulties.”
Sarah E Counter, Principal, Canary Wharf College
“His confidence has really improved, and he is always trying to read words that he sees around him in his everyday life.”
Michelle Guthrie, Literacy Tutor, Battersea Chapel
“That is 15 months progress in 4 academic months !! We are amazed at this and feel it is credit to the program and the systems we have developed as a result of our work with ReadingWise.”
Nicola Parker, Deputy Head, Billing Brook Special School
“Primarily, the pupils like it because they are working independently, they don’t have a teacher or a learning assistant breathing down their neck, and they don’t feel patronised.”
Laura McMillan, Forrester High, Edinburgh
"ReadingWise will be up and running again next week as children keep asking!"
Jane Reilly, Principal Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
“Attached are our updated reading ages, showing the progress made. We’re really pleased!!! Out of 16 children, only 2 have made less than 6 months progress, with one child showing 2 years 3 months!”
Caroline Farmer, SENCO, The Abbey Primary School, Northampton
"Our P2 class teacher is using ZIP as part of her work programme in the class. She is seeing a great impact and it ties in nicely with the work she is doing in class, particularly in consolidating blending. Other classes have been asking if they could be set up so that they can use it in class too so this is something I will look into in the new year."
Roberta Schendel, Catrine Primary School, East Ayrshire
“I have just benchmarked X again and he now has a reading age of 14 years... an improvement of 5 years from his initial reading age of 9!”
Jan Docker, SENCO, Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth
“...the children in the pilot group have spoken with excitement and passion about the programme with their friends and in their classes...”
Michael Bell, PSA, Braehead Primary School, South Ayrshire