IDL for Secondary Schools

IDL Literacy is widely used in secondary schools, and is particularly effective for aiding transition between the last year of primary and the first year of secondary school.  If both schools have our software, we can simply transfer a pupil’s ‘learning account’ from one to the other, removing the need to assess for an IDL entry point in Year 7 - pupils will just pick up where they left off in Year 6, providing stability and familiarity for them.

Most secondary schools use IDL with small intervention groups at set times during the school day – students leave their subject class for a recommended 15 minute session to work on IDL, returning with as little disruption as possible.  If this isn’t viable, sessions can take place at morning/afternoon registration as one alternative option, and can also be completed at home on a pc, laptop or iPad at no extra cost.

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 and spelling within a short period of time, substantially impacting on progress in other subjects and improving learning independence.

For Y10 and 11 pupils, IDL can be used to ‘boost’ reading and spelling skills in preparation for GCSEs.  The optional ‘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.

Birmingham Council – IDL Numeracy Pilot

Read about the recent pilot of IDL Numeracy with primary and secondary schools in Birmingham.

Birmingham Council – IDL Numeracy Pilot

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Online IDL Administration Customer Training

 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm28.07.2021

IDL Administration sessions cover the basics of IDL Literacy and Numeracy, we show you how to register pupils, create groups, enrol pupils, the student login area, lessons, and how to look at the...

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Online IDL Dyscalculia Screener Customer Training

 | 10:00am - 10:30am30.07.2021

Dyscalculia Screener sessions cover the registering and enrolling your pupils, scheduling the test, the screener activities, and where to view and export the results. The screener sessions last for...

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Online IDL Literacy Customer Training

 | 10:00am - 10:45am10.08.2021

IDL Administration Literacy Training sessions cover the basics of IDL Literacy, we show you how to register pupils, create groups, enrol pupils, the student login area, lessons, and how to look at the...

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