Georgina Smith has 20 years experience as a dyslexia tutor and is a member of PATOSS .
Georgina has run an independent practice for 20 years working with students of all ages referred by their family and through both mainstream and non-mainstream schools.
As members of her family have struggled with dyslexia over the years, she is passionate about supporting children and adults with dyslexia, ensuring they maximise their potential and develop literacy skills to enable students to become independent, confident readers and spellers.
The CodeBreakers Pilot Study of the Effectiveness of a Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme in Schools
September 2018 – June 2019
– SUMMARY OF FINDINGS –
– 60% of students have increased their reading accuracy (1-32%) –
– 60% of students have increased spelling accuracy (2-32%) –
– Over 75% of students have increased in their ability to decode non words (8-38%) –
– Where speed of reading and spelling have decreased a direct correlation in an increase in accuracy can be seen –
MID TERM STATISTICS – MARCH 2019
**Following 16-20 weeks (1 hour per week) intervention
I just wanted to say a great big thank you on behalf of all the children that you have helped support at our school!
These results are fantastic and I know that CodeBreakers has made a very real difference for our children and for our staff!
Thanks so much for all you have done to support us so far!
March 2019 – Headteacher
CodeBreakers® Success Stories
Since leaving school I got a place at the local football team academy. It was a two year course and I now play and train in semi professional football and completed a Level 3 Diploma in Sports and Coaching. I worked part time saved and bought my first car and passed my driving test. After finishing my diploma I decided I wanted a full time job. I was successful at interview working for a large leisure company and now work full time in housekeeping and maintenance”
Student, Staffordshire, Age 18
“After leaving school with a negative view of education I later went on to work in the Youth Service. I’ve worked for many years as volunteer with St John’s Ambulance and as an instructor. I have also worked as an ambulance technician for many years. I’ve just been accepted to university for the first time to train as a paramedic”.
Mature student, Staffordshire, Age 47
Our working mum in Derbyshire had been attending adult education but wanted a more personal approach to learning. Her aim was to be able to support her child with reading and spelling, once they became of school age. She’s now writing more complex sentences and reading with good flow and is passing on good skills for reading and spelling development.
Working Mum, Derbyshire, Age 37
“I’ve successfully completed GCSEs which has now led to a Foundation Diploma in Art after completing the first year of a BTEC with a double star distinction and year 2 with a B. I’m now looking to complete further study in surface pattern design and completed work experience in 2 of the top pottery manufacturing companies in Stoke.
Student, Staffordshire, Age 18
“My GCSEs results were much higher than anticipated which resulted in attending Level 3 Sport Course at College, I’m now in year 2 and considering apprenticeship options”.
Student Staffordshire Age 17
“At the moment I am looking at post-16 options and considering a BTEC in Law and an additional accountancy course”.
Student, Staffordshire, Age 15
“Since leaving school I’ve been working in part time jobs while continuing to study. Now I’m in an excellent full-time job formally training as an Engineer in the career I always wanted”.
Student, Staffordshire, Age 19