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IDL for Secondary Schools

IDL is widely used in secondary schools across the UK to support SEN learners and those falling behind in literacy and numeracy. It is typically used with small intervention groups and is proven to dramatically improve reading, spelling and maths ability in pupils up to the age of 16+.

IDL is particularly effective for aiding the transition between the last year of primary and the first year of secondary school. If both schools use IDL, we can simply transfer a pupil’s profile from one to the other. This allows the pupil to pick up where they left off in Year 6, providing stability and familiarity.

The IDL impact

Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils, often working at KS2 level and sometimes at KS1, can really benefit from IDL’s structured multi-sensory approach to learning. Many of our secondary schools report significant progress in reading, spelling and maths within a short period of time, substantially impacting progress in other subjects and improving learning independence.

For Y10 and 11 pupils, IDL can be used to boost important skills in preparation for GCSEs. The IDL spelling lessons are particularly useful at this point, addressing subject specific vocabulary in core subjects such as Maths and Science.

Tracking student progress for both individual students and groups is easy for teachers and simple to access – data is available in both graph and written format. The information is easy to read and understand – really useful for presenting results to parents, the management team or school governors and meeting Ofsted requirements.

After only 26 hours use of IDL...

  • 10 months improvement in reading age

    10 months improvement in reading age

  • 11 months in spelling age

    11 months in spelling age

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