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Our brand new wellbeing software developed alongside mental health professionals is available now.

Supporting Maths Success around the World!

Tailored maths support for your pupils

Award Winning Literacy Software

IDL Literacy has been crowned the winner of NASEN’s Effective Technology/Resource Award

Complement your existing learning methods

IDL works alongside your existing teaching methods and encourages independent learning.

Improving the lives of children with dyslexia

Our cloud based software uses sight, sound, touch, and voice to quickly improve reading and spelling.

Over 282,800 children using IDL

Proven to improve confidence and self-esteem

Used by over 4,200 schools worldwide

Powerful cloud learning software for numeracy and literacy

Increase spelling and reading age by 11 months in just 26 hours without the need for one to one help

Proven Solution

Proven Solution

IDL's award-winning Literacy and Numeracy software is proven to improve reading, spelling and maths abilities for pupils around the world.

Cost Effective

Cost Effective

As a charity-owned company with a mission to lift barriers to learning our low price includes an unlimited user licence.

Easy To Use

Easy To Use

Pupils are able to work independently or with minimum supervision, whilst teachers can track and monitor progress effortlessly.

Developed around five basic principles


Multi Sensory Lessons

IDL uses sight, sound, touch, and voice to improve literacy and mathematical ability. Links are made between the visual, auditory and tactile pathways.


Progress Monitoring

Teachers can easily see how pupils are achieving against expected standards for their age group along with identifying areas they are struggling with most.


Simple To Use

IDL has been simply designed to make it easy for pupils and teachers to use. Pupils are able to work independently or with minimum supervision, whilst teachers can track and monitor progress effortlessly.


Independent Learning

Pupils are able to work independently on the programme, allowing for larger intervention groups.


Available Anywhere

Pupils can use IDL from school or at home, on a computer or tablet. The cloud is used to store pupil progress so they can pick up where they left off.

Accelerating Literacy

Accelerating Literacy

It is always worrying when children fall behind in literacy because it affects more than just their progress in school. It impacts on their confidence and self-esteem too.

Teacher's Thoughts

I just wanted to say how impressed I am with IDL. Many of the schools that I support across the North West seem to be using it now and I’m seeing lots of pupils making real progress when using it.

Dr Ian Corban, Chartered Educational & Child Psychologist/Therapist

The children are really enjoying the IDL programme, and we can already see progress with those who are completing it regularly. The staff who lead the programme are confident with the process, and it is excellent that we can track completion of lessons in school and at home.

Mrs Lucy Neal, Stocks Lane Primary School

“One of my favourite parts of the program is where the children read the sentence into the microphone and listen to it back. I feel it really helps develop their fluency and allows them to see where they can make improvements.”

Claire Edwards, Teacher, Kindergarten Prep Florida

I just thought I would let you know that we are very pleased with our new IDL software. The pupils are enjoying it and its simplicity of admin management is very welcome! It is a very useful addition to our support resources.

Alison Reese, St Marys Hall Stonyhurst

The increase in reading and spelling ability with our children is noticeable and within a relatively short period of time. However, the greatest benefit has to be the growing confidence, self-esteem and their enthusiasm for learning - I believe the IDL Programme is a complete winner. Long awaited for!

Kairen Jones, Hambleton Primary Academy

Some of the children were very happy when we reassessed them as they could clearly see that they had improved. The children also enjoy receiving the certificates and saw this as another indicator that they were getting better and doing well. The programme greatly improved the confidence of some of our children. Most of the children enjoyed the programme and wanted to see how many lessons they can complete in their time slot. Typing skills have also improved throughout the year. We believe it has had an impact upon many of the children who have used it this year. It has had a greater impact upon the children with lower level literacy skills but has also helped the children with dyslexia within our school.

Amy Flynn, Brabin's Endowed Primary School

I definitely noticed a huge improvement with a pupil who has huge difficulties in reading and writing. However, now when he types (anything) I can hear him spelling out the words as he knows where the correct keys are to spell words. He will now be word processing in all his exams and assessments.

Alison Bradshaw, Brownedge St Mary's Catholic High School

I am really pleased with the progress the majority of the children have made using the IDL programme. The boost to their reading age in particular, for some of our children will be huge for their confidence when moving on to high school. I also understand that the smaller amounts of progress made are still to be celebrated as this is the start of them making progress in their basic skills.

Lindsay Bidder, Whittle-le-Woods Primary School

Pupils are really enjoying using the programme. The results with one particularly hard to motivate pupil has been amazing! The TA has grown in confidence too and is looking forward to running the programme for more children next year. It has been good to be able to run the programme with one TA for several children at once. We are expanding the programme to include a wider range of children with reading and spelling problems. I have recommended it to other SENCos at our cluster meetings.

Janina Callery, Carter's Charity Primary School

I am using the programme with 9 pupils who are working for an hour a week, all the pupils involved enjoy completing the lessons and say they feel more confident trying to spell words in class. They all look forward to spending time on the computer working at their own pace. Thanks for all the support which is ensuring the programme works whenever I log a pupil onto their lessons.

Janette Williams, Corpus Christi Catholic High School

We would like to continue with IDL next year as we have found the programme has had a fantastic impact, not only academically but socially and emotionally.

Lucy Whitehead, St. Andrew's C of E, Ashton

The youngest child in our group has made the biggest improvement, although his scores don't reflect this. He was unable and unwilling to read and write without copying and had little knowledge of keyboard skills, he is very able to do all now and I think his self-confidence is helping - the change is remarkable!

Kathryn Butcher, Chipping St Mary's RC Primary School

The students at our school have benefitted greatly from IDL Literacy over the years, the multi-sensory approach along with the easy analytical and re-testing tools make IDL a central part of our SEND strategy. Everyone we have contact with at IDLS Group are neverendingly helpful and knowledgeable, they understand the real world challenges faced by schools to implement interventions successfully. Our school was privileged to have an early insight into the IDL Numeracy, our students have engaged successfully with its approach and we saw immediate progress being made. We thank everyone who has supported us, to support our students.

David Marlow, Deputy Headteacher, Etz Chaim Boys School

IDL Literacy Software Video Guide

IDL Literacy Software Video Guide

Find out how IDL is lifting the barriers to learning for pupils with dyslexia, dyscalculia or lower level ability.

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Wales CPD Certified Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Awareness & Training - Morning Event

Lysaght Institute Orb Drive Newport NP19 0RA

 | 9:00am - 12:00pm08.06.2023

Join us for this 3-hour CPD Certified training session covering the foundations of how dyslexia and dyscalculia presents in your pupils, and how you can maximise the tools at your disposal to better...

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Wales CPD Certified Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Awareness & Training - Afternoon Event

Lysaght Institute Orb Drive Newport NP19 0RA

 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm08.06.2023

Join us for this 3-hour CPD Certified training session covering the foundations of how dyslexia and dyscalculia presents in your pupils, and how you can maximise the tools at your disposal to better...

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