It makes great business sense. It only costs £50 per pupil per year to fix this problem which has a huge knock-on effect, not only in terms of the quality of life of the individual – but the cost to the community.
In pilots across Somerset and Gloucestershire results have been exceptional with children not only very quickly becoming fluent readers, but also exceeding expectation in phonics tests. Vitally every child on the test programme has become more confident, articulate and happy.
Employees love their time in school, for some it’s the ‘favourite part of my day’.
Vitally it also helps businesses reinforce their CSR credentials, in a quantifiable way, with measurable results.