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Empowering Learning: Jumpstarting Literacy and Numeracy

Empowering Learning

Monday 23 October and Saturday 11 November

9.30 am - 3.30 pm

We know that many children continue to struggle with spelling and reading despite high quality phonics teaching. The missing link for many such students has been identified as the effective use of mental imagery in their learning.

Mental imagery is a natural skill we use in most areas of life and tends to be thought of as the domain of 'natural learners.' However, we now know this skill can be taught and developed by all and once mastered, can accelerate the progress made in all programmes and interventions currently being used.

This very practical two-day course shows you how to coach your struggling students or your own children to use their mental imagery more effectively so they can begin to experience success with spelling, reading, mental maths and many other areas of learning. It includes insights from neuro-science and an opportunity to share and discuss experiences after using the process between Days 1 and 2.  You will come away with another skill to add to your ‘toolkit’ – one which we know can help many children achieve the success that has up to now eluded them.

About the Course Tutor

Paula Montie is a retired Headteacher and an accredited Master Coach.  She has over thirty years’ experience of teaching in primary schools and several teaching adult literacy. She now specialises in helping children and adults overcome the challenges they are facing with learning, particularly with spelling and reading: many of her clients are referred to her by the Dyslexia Research Trust. After many years of searching, she is extremely excited at having found in Empowering LearningTM what she believes to be the missing link in the learning process and is committed to spending her retirement years encouraging schools to adopt this approach in their everyday practice.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for everyone.


We are fortunate to be able to offer this course through Helen Arkell at a reduced rate of £250 instead of the normal price of £395. The fee of £250 per person for the two day course includes a manual. 

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