Area Councils - partnership working
Are you an education professional in your council area, working closely with school leadership teams, particularly those with responsibility for SEN? If so, read on – you may be interested in working with us:
As we’ve collaborated successfully with many councils in the UK in recent years, we’d now like to extend this partnership working to Australia and New Zealand, aiming to increase the awareness and usage of our programmes, designed specifically to help pupils with Literacy, Numeracy and Wellbeing. Partnership working can involve anything from simply presenting IDL at a SENCo Forum to more involved projects, such as pilot schemes.
What is a pilot scheme?
A pilot scheme involves working with many schools, usually in a council area. They provide many schools with the opportunity to trial our programmes for an extended period completely free of charge, enabling teachers to assess if their pupils enjoy using them and more importantly, if they’re making good progress and are therefore effective.
The length of the trial is usually determined between us and the area project lead, who provides information to schools about our offer, asking them to respond if they’d like to take part either directly to them or to their IDL Advisor. Once we have a list of schools and associated contact details, we’ll set up individual trial sites and send login details. A school can then begin to use IDL products with an unlimited number of pupils, enjoy watching them learn, and monitor their progress.
If after trialling, a school would like to subscribe to any of our programmes, we’d love them to, but there is no obligation to do so, it’s entirely optional. What’s important is that our products are the right fit for their setting. It may also be possible to offer a financial discount, depending on how many schools subscribe in any given project.
We’ve been involved in some significant research projects, proving the effectiveness of our software, details of which can be found here.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact us at [email protected] or on +44 1524 580 665 and we’ll put you in touch with your area’s IDL Advisor.
The IDL impact
The partnership between the council and IDL benefitted schools in various ways:
- Participating schools were able to use IDL without charge for the duration of the pilot scheme – around six months
- It enabled schools to purchase an IDL Licence at a significantly reduced price at the end of the project if they wanted to
- They received constant support for the duration of the pilot, ironing out technical issues quickly and efficiently
- Were encouraged to feedback ideas to influence IDL’s development and enhance its efficiency
The feedback and data received as a result of some of our council projects has proved invaluable for our organisation. As an education charity, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our intervention is as functional and valuable as possible for schools, so that they may maximise the effectiveness of support provided to students with dyslexia and low level literacy skills. If you think that your council may be interested in working with us in a similar way, please contact [email protected] or call +44 1524 580 665 for further information.
After only 26 hours use of IDL...
10 months improvement in reading age
11 months in spelling age
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The IDL Literacy intervention is a speaking computer based multi-sensory system which supports learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to increase their reading and spelling ages.Learn More
IDL Numeracy is a maths software resource that helps to improve ability for low-attaining learners in mathematics.Learn More
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