Testimonials

Charlton Park Academy / CENMAC

"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

Gavinburn Primary, West Dunbartonshire

"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

Michael May, Parkhill Secondary, Glasgow

"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

Cheryl Meyrick, Deputy Head, Brookfield Primary School, Sutton, London, UK

“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

Ben Davis, Head, St Ambrose Barlow High School, Salford

“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

Bev Ball, headteacher, Brook Valley CE Primary School, Wiltshire, UK

“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

Sharron Hodgson, Head of English, Trinity Academy, Newcastle

"Together we can, and will, ensure that no student leaves Trinity unable to read."

Sharron Hodgson, Head of English, Trinity Academy, Newcastle

Sarah E Counter, Principal, Canary Wharf College

“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

Michelle Guthrie, Literacy Tutor, Battersea Chapel

“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

Nicola Parker, Deputy Head, Billing Brook Special School

“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

Laura McMillan, Forrester High, Edinburgh

“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

Jane Reilly, Principal Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School

"ReadingWise will be up and running again next week as children keep asking!"

Jane Reilly, Principal Teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School

Caroline Farmer, SENCO, The Abbey Primary School, Northampton

“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

Roberta Schendel, Catrine Primary School, East Ayrshire

"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

Jan Docker, SENCO, Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth

“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

Michael Bell, PSA, Braehead Primary School, South Ayrshire

“...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

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