Helping those who are slipping behind, in the most dramatic of ways.

There is one time of the year during which everyone expects something new: September.  Pupils have obviously advanced a year, there may perhaps be some new members of staff, there are new children in the school and this is the perfect moment to suggest a change.

Especially if the change involves the introduction of a new process to aid those children whose literacy attainments were particularly below average during 2016/17.

Indeed, if these pupils then make a great leap forwards in literacy, that change will have a dramatic impact on not just the children and their parents but also on the whole school. Word spreads that something new is happening in the classroom this term.

The approach that can achieve such a dramatic turnaround from the beginning of the academic year uses one-to-one tuition for selected children – but without the costs normally associated with these sorts of initiatives.

Of course, these are bold claims and you will want to see this validated.  This is why we offer a free trial of our approach. If you arrange a trial now, we can ensure this happens in the first half of the coming term.

Through our program, every literacy misunderstanding and every concept not fully grasped is instantly spotted and this results in the pupil being taken back a step for remedial work. After this, progress and advancement resumes.

Each individual’s literacy needs are thus analysed and the pupil is directed to an engaging set of activities which remedy any deficits before advancing through to the next set of skills.

Because the level of instruction is so accurately reflective of the child’s current abilities, the pupil then gets a feeling of success and progress which of itself is highly motivational.

To enable you to see this process in action before making any firm decisions, there is more information about Core 5, the program which achieves these extraordinary results here.

You can also read a variety of case studies here. You can also find on the top right of the page the link to gain full access to the program for 30 days without any payment or commitment.

If you want to know more about the program, please do call 0191 482 1939 or email

Rob Kay

LexiaUK Software Consultant.

What is by far the most time-friendly 3D printer that can be used in schools?

3D printers come with a variety of issues: not least is how much time it takes to produce an object, the design merits and functionality of the products produced, and the environmental impact.

Indeed, what is needed is a 3D printer that produces its items within the time constraints of a lesson, which has none of the environmental impact that (for example) plastic brings, and which produces products that parents will be pleased to have in the house – and indeed pleased to pay for if sold at the school fete.

It is with such ambitions in mind that we have been working on producing a 3D printer for schools which meets all these requirements.

We believe we’ve now done this, and we are now looking for schools to take our 3D clay printers for free for a six week trial,  starting at a date convenient to you from January 2018.

To be clear, there is absolutely no obligation to buy.  We’ve already installed them in several schools, and now we have ten more machines ready to be used in our second phase of free trials.  We deliver at the start and collect at the end.

All you have to do is agree to take a machine for six weeks and use it with pupils and/or students in your school.  Then at the end of the trial let us know how you got on.

Certainly the feedback we had in the last school year has been extremely positive, so you are not taking on a concept which has not been used in schools before.  And I should add that teachers thus far have said the high quality clay products produced by the 3D printer have been well received by parents, and selling to them is a potential source of revenue.

The 3D clay printer is, of course, provided with full training to the relevant member of staff. Example 3D computer-models are provided to begin with and our Vase Creator offers a simple and fast introduction to model design.

In terms of technical details the 3D clay printer has a footprint of 550 x 350mm and a total height with the cartridge loaded of 1235mm.  As for installation, there are no special requirements: the equipment is delivered to the school and carried in by hand at a time convenient to you.

If you are interested in taking a 3D clay printer for six weeks in your school in the spring term 2018, please do call us on 01926 865109 or email