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Blackfriars Academy, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The customer support is excellent, as is the training the company supplies.

C. Martin, Asst. Principal
Blackfriars Academy, Newcastle-under-Lyme

At Blackfriars Academy (Special School) we have been using Lexia as part of our Curriculum offer for English for a number of years. It’s scope and personalised focus ensures that we meet the wide-ranging needs of our pupils in both the Exploratory and Questioning Pathways, from emergent readers to GCSE standard. The choice of programmes – Lexia Core 5 Reading and Lexia PowerUP Literacy – ensure engagement in the learning of skills of oral language, reading, spelling, and writing for all our pupils.
Indeed, with the introduction of Lexia PowerUp Literacy (which replaced Lexia Strategies), the scope of the programme has been further extended to cover the skills required for GCSE – an excellent addition to the scope. Within the questioning Pathway this has extended the remit of Lexia to include all our pupils, further enhancing the bespoke, personalised delivery of skills required in a student friendly environment. The delivery is truly student-driven and teacher-directed personalised instruction. This ensures value for money.
We use Lexia in lessons, as an extension activity as well as for homework. During Lockdowns and remote learning, it has been worth its weight in gold! The customer support is excellent, as is the training the company supplies. The reports the programme generates are detailed and highly visual, so the pupils can see at a glance the progress they are making. The lesson plans, which provide explicit instructions to staff to deliver skills in specific areas of need to individual students add a further depth and ensure success in learning.
I highly recommend Lexia as a key tool in an English teaching and learning Tool Kit.