Artists’ Literacies Institute
Our mission is to tackle literacy problems before they have a chance to blight children’s lives. We want to enable every struggling reader in the UK to have access to ReadingWise, so they don’t get left behind.
Using a broad range of innovative techniques, we’ve developed a groundbreaking literacy intervention with amazing results. Research suggests ReadingWise English offers over 9 months reading age increase in just 20 hours.
Jamie studied French and Development studies and his PGCE at the University of Sussex and lived and taught all over the world. After returning to the UK and teaching in a secondary school for 5 years, where he delivered local authority-wide training sessions on transition, he founded Languagenut.com, a leading online resource for schools.
In 2010 Languagenut launched and soon over 10% of UK schools were using it to deliver fun language lessons. Languagenut now has users all over the world and the original product has evolved into a powerful tool that aids language teachers everywhere. He has also developed a unique EAL / ESL resource which supports the millions of children in the English speaking world who do not speak English as their first language.
However, Jamie was also keen to find a way to support those struggling with literacy in the UK. He discovered how effective ReadingWise English and knew straight away that it was his mission to bring this important programme to those who need it in British classrooms.
My session with John was explosive. I started making deep changes to my business and work the same week. These changes have led me to new, unexpected and very auspicious places.
Jamie Fries, CEO of Reading Wise