Michelle Lockwood (Founder of Spelling Beats), came across a few problems when it came to using existing spelling methods and programs...
Having worked in both primary and secondary schools, I found that spelling was often an area of weakness for children, which affected their wider confidence and attitudes, especially towards writing. Conventional methods of teaching spelling can sometimes be perceived as boring, so I wanted to develop an innovative program to turn that notion on its head
Hop and Dance Beats, fun gamification and competition elements, students (and teachers) are instantly motivated to engage in spelling practice.
o record, assess and track their students’ spelling progress.
Spelling Beats CIC is a Social Enterprise, supported by The SHINE Trust
The main mission of Spelling Beats is to completely innovate the way that spelling is taught, learnt and assessed in primary and secondary schools. Our aim is for Spelling Beats is to be the ‘go to’ program that schools and students use to embed regular spelling practice.
SHINE is an education charity that gives children the opportunity to acquire the skills and confidence they need to turn their potential into success at school and beyond.
Spelling Beats has been supported by The SHINE Trust since 2017 and continues to work closely with the charity to help improve literacy outcomes across primary and secondary schools, particularly across the North of England.