National Literacy Strategy,NLS Spelling Tool suitable for Reception, Primary & Special Needs

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"Parkside Complex Needs School has, for many years, used the Independent Writer materials to support the learning of students across the school. They have enabled our young people to access areas of the curriculum that they would have otherwise found almost impossible, this not only built their confidence, but also their grades.

At our last OfSTED inspection in 2010 we were graded ‘outstanding’ in all key areas and particular reference was made to the support materials we offered to our learners. As a school we would endorse Independent Writer and would recommend it for use with all learners with special educational needs".


Barry Payne,Head Teacher,
Parkside School, Norwich


Independent Writer
is a new, easy to use system that gives students the spelling reference tools they need for their writing assignments—leaving staff free to give their valuable time to assist other pupils.

It includes 3 sets of reference cards and a further reference booklet that list essential words based on the National Literacy Strategy, plus a wide range of additional words that students commonly use in their writing.

Originally developed for pupils with learning difficulties, Independent Writer has since helped students with a wide range of abilities to gain confidence and improve their writing skills.

In addition Independent Writer is a powerful tool to both reinforce and develop the reading of basic,    fundamental sight vocabulary.

Independent Writer can be used in the following contexts:

  • Primary Schools from Foundation upwards
  • Secondary Schools - Pupils with a spelling age of up to and including 11 years
  • Special Educational Needs
  • TEFL
  • Adult Literacy
  • Parents at home

How Independent Writer works >

Independet Writer Display Stand

Young girl writing in class


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