Who uses Wordshark?

At school

Wordshark is used mainly by teachers in Primary schools. It is particularly popular with SENCOs working with students who have dyslexia or other special educational needs.

Wordshark is an ideal choice for the catch-up premium and for teaching KS3 vocabulary in Secondary schools.

Any school with EAL students can also make great use of Wordshark.

International schools invest in Wordshark for all of the above, and find that the program adapts well to any English language curriculum.


At home

Teaching professionals recommend Wordshark to parents, particularly to support children with dyslexia.

The program is highly flexible, making it suitable for other siblings in the family too.

Wordshark is mostly used with ages 5-11 but is also suitable for age 12 upwards where a child has fallen behind or English is not their first language.

In addition to the 10,000 words in Wordshark, you can also add your own word lists – fantastic for learning homework spellings.

Wordshark is an extremely popular choice with home educators as well as home tutors.

I am a private tutor and use Wordshark with many of my dyslexic pupils. They love the program. I particularly like the way in which I can control when a child needs consolidation and practice or when to move them on to a new spelling pattern. I also like the record keeping that the program provides. My pupils also enjoy this feature as they can see their progress. However, the best feature is having the ability to record my own spelling lists. I can tailor these to individual pupils. I also create lists of sight words to introduce vocabulary for reading scheme books.

Kathy Tuck – Private Tutor, Hants

I recommend it to parents to use as a reinforcer for what teachers do. I get positive feedback from parents. People find it easy to use and the kids find it fun.

Dr Valerie Muter – Neuropsychologist

Wordshark is easy to use. It’s great that it is linked with the letters and sounds – making it easy to find activities and shows where the children should be progressing. This has been a great resource to rely on for Phonic sessions! You can create different users and allow them to access different levels.

Sarah Skilton, Teacher, St John the Evangelist Infant and Nursery school, Newbury

I was looking for something engaging and fun for covering those basic skills, but needed something that was particularly appealing for boys. Word Shark was recommended to me, and when I looked at it, I was so taken with the quality of the resource and the testimonials that I decided to purchase Number Shark as well!

Nancy Lees – Headteacher, Castleton C of E Primary School

It’s the best thing I’ve ever bought.

H.Druxbury – teacher in Luxembourg

We believe Wordshark and Numbershark are excellent products that will help our young people make progress with their literacy and numeracy; we are using some Pupil Premium money to fund our investment, which should help ‘narrow the learning gap’ that exists for some students.

Nick Hart – Assistant Headteacher, Moor House School & College, Oxted

I am a very fond user of Wordshark and use it on a daily basis with my dyslexic students. It’s a highly motivating program that my students never get tired of. I love that I can choose the level and type of exercise. I use it as practice and as a revision tool in every single one of my lessons. I have found nothing as good.

Isabelle Lefrancq, Speld Tutor