Helping Schools Improve Results

Most schools simply do not have the resources to give dyslexics the tailored support they need.  As a result, children with dyslexic tendencies often under-achieve

Free or very low-cost solutions exist that can transform learning for students with SpLD but frighteningly few schools take advantage of them.

Often schools do not know what IT solutions are out there. Other times, schools might be aware that technology is the way forward, but they do not have the budget or time to research the overwhelming number of solutions available. This results in students struggling needlessly, or poor purchasing decisions that waste budgets.

Benefit from Our Experience

We have a proven track record of enabling children with SpLD to reach their academic potential through simple strategies and the innovative use of technology.  The benefits of our work is not restricted to dyslexics. The potential for IT to raise attainment levels for all pupils is significantly underestimated.  

WHEN SCHOOLS TAKE ON BOARD DYSLEXIA FRIENDLY TEACHING METHODS, EVERY CHILD ACHIEVES MORE.

Parental sensitivities and unrealistic expectations can make dyslexia a difficult subject for teachers to manage positively.  Achieve Now successfully liaises with parents, training them to support learning at home, thereby freeing up staff to teach.

ACHIEVE NOW ENCOURAGES A PRODUCTIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL

Transforming learning using technology involves more than simply being aware of a solution. To ensure students actually benefit, training is required. 

We train:

  • Learning Support Departments - to introduce solutions to students & staff.

  • Teaching Staff - to learn how to make their classes SpLD friendly.

  • Parents - to support their children’s learning at home. 

  • Students – to increase the numbers that benefit from the technology.

PARENTS ARE AN OFTEN AN UNDER-UTILISED RESOURCE.
THEY HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THE SUCCESS OF THE STUDENT. 
THEY CAN GIVE VALUable INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT.
We can train them how.

How Can We Help Your School Become Dyslexia Smart?

Achieve Now empowers schools to become dyslexia smart without draining budgets or overburdening teaching staff. We do this by:

·   Harnessing IT for Dyslexics Workshops
A half day introduction to the vast range of technology available to support dyslexics’ learning. 

·   Affordable Consultancy
We visit schools to give tailored IT advice. We also offer remote consultancy through video/phone conferencing sessions. 

·   After School Learning Support Clubs
We offer group learning sessions to help dyslexic and under achieving children to access IT which helps them progress with their learning, achieve academic success and most importantly, boosts their confidence . 

Caroline has advised our school on appropriate technology to use with boys who have a range of SEN within our school. She has been invaluable in researching and setting up appropriate programmes that we can use within the school. She has provided a ‘hands on’ approach in working within the school and in training the support staff in the use of specific programmes. Caroline has also liaised closely with parents in providing information and encouragement to persevere. She is keen and highly motivated, with a passion for encouraging students to use IT to support their learning needs.
— Janet Edmondson SENCO