Welcome to Aspire – the Leicester, Community Literacy Programme for Adults!

I am sure you have often aspired to achieve something great in your life. You want to be the best version of yourself.

The question is, if you’ve difficulties with reading and writing, how has this somehow impacted you? Do you feel like your journey would have been much easier? Could you have achieved more success? Perhaps you could have had a different job or taken a different career path altogether?

Here’s the thing. Everything in life is achievable. Often, it just takes some guidance and for someone to show you how to reach what you it is you want.

We have some great news for you! It’s not too late. If reading and writing has been a weakness for you in the past, let’s change that TODAY! We are here to help you reach your true potential, ease your journey and fulfil your dreams. It is never too late!

One in every 5 students have a difficulty with literacy. Traditional teaching methods are ineffective.

Traditional teaching methods are outdated and ineffective at building literacy. A common approach is to focus on the ‘memorisation of words’ as opposed to equipping you with the skills needed to be able to read or write words for yourself. Therefore, such methods are usually quite limited and not sustainable for securing robust literacy skills.

Our Approach Delivers Sustainable Results

We use a different way of thinking, that focuses more on the mechanics of reading and spelling, as opposed to simply memorising words. By learning the rules behind word formation, you can easily decipher any word you choose! This is simple, yet critical distinction in how people learn and gain a grasp of literacy.

For example, if you have a reading difficulty, you may find that you are able to read this invitation but when faced with an unfamiliar word, then it is not that simple! 

The reason for this is that as a coping mechanism. You have most likely learned to memorise many words in the past. You can essentially read them by sight, but when you encounter a word that you have not memorised, it is then that you realise that you still have a gap in literacy. This can be frustrating at times.

It makes logical sense that addressing the root of any problem will provide a far better outcome and more sustainable solution in the long run. Yet, it’s truly surprising how many tutors simply follow outdated methods, providing limited success and leading students to believe they will never ‘get it.’

The approach we use is Orton Gillingham (OG). By emphasising explicit instructions to build knowledge in the mechanics of reading and spelling, OG is a simple yet incredibly effective, with consistently high quality results.  

The beauty of the OG approach is that it teaches you the rules and reasons for the way we read and spell words. This will empower you and give you a sense of accomplishment. It is actually incredibly fascinating!

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How Does the Aspire Programme Work?


  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Enhanced employment skills
  • Literacy skills can enable individuals to fulfil their true potential
  • Reduces stigma
  • Encourages participation and engagement


  • When
    • 2 sessions a week, starting in September 2023
    • Mondays and Thursdays
    • 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Where
    • Avanti Fields: 21 Furrow View, Leicester LE5 0BX
  • Fee
    • £25 per term (regular price)
    • £20 per term (Avanti school parents)
  • Schedule
    • The sessions will run during term time only

Your Commitment and Contribution

Participants must fully commit to the programme to see the benefits emerge.

Sessions are open to a limited number of 10 participants. Please register your interest by the 10th of August 2023.

Payments to be made by direct debit. Details will be provided upon confirmation.

Additional Support for the Community…

As additional support for the community, we will dedicate 15 minutes of our time (at the beginning or end of sessions) for individuals who need support with personal administrative tasks, such as form filling and making applications.

Please note that this is not legal support or advice; this is purely to provide assistance to anyone who struggles with literacy, perhaps due to English being an additional language, or due to having a language-based learning difficulty.

To take advantage of this free service, you must contact us first to ensure an appointment is made.

Register Now

Please email Nazia to register on inclusivityeducation@gmail.com. Acceptance of your registration will be based on available spaces. We will be in touch once we have received your registration.