"To whom it may concern,


This is to confirm that Ruth Grigg has studied with the Blackford Centre and has successfully gained a Diploma in Dyslexia.


If you need further information, we would be delighted to help.  Please contact our office using the information below."


 - Michelle Skyner, Communication Co-ordinator,  Tel. 01373837464




Student LH:  

 I have learned about spellings, pronunication, punctuation (including commas, semi-colons etc) P.E.T.E.R,  handwriting, letter writing, creative writing and typing skills!   I am happy with my progress and I am hoping to get good grades going whilst I go to High Schools  (June 2018).




PARENT & Child from Bromsgrove:


"Our son has gone up two sets in English!"    


January 2016,  Mrs.  C. 



PARENT from Redditch:


"Before my child only got 2 out of 10 right, this time he had 10/10 right!  That's never happened before!"


 - Feb 2015


PARENT from Birmingham:
"I can't say enough good things about Ruth. She works so well with my children. The boys look forward to their learning times with Ruth. Her patience and calm ways are a comfort for me as a mother. I feel that in the time that my children have spent being given private tuition by Ruth has been quality. I intend to have the children continue on with her."
 - Allenia A, Halesowen.
PARENT from Bromsgrove: 
"His teacher has said how pleased she is with his progress, and how much he is improving!"
 - Feb 2015
PARENT from Redditch:  Romanian student
Our son loves Mrs Ruth Grigg!  She has been teaching him how to spell, read, understand the English language through a lot of activities and a lot of fun and many, many, smiles and laughter!
Our son Ted, is more confident now.  He has been learning English, he has laughed, and he just can't wait for Ruth every Saturday!     Mr & Mrs H,  from Redditch.
October 2015

DBS 2014




TEFL Certificate - Teaching English as a Foreign Language, (Distinction),  2017

The TEFL Academy,  UK



Diploma (Distinction) in Dyslexia 2014

The Blackford Centre, UK


Shadow and Home Education (Distinction) 2014



BA Honours, Integrated Early Childhood Studies,

2007  Worcester University


Early Years Professional Status, 2008 

Worcester Univ. now Early years Teacher Status

Certificate in Education  

Post-compulsory & training, 2006 Greenwich Univ, Degree level.




Understanding Dyslexia,  (2014, Alison) 


Post Experience Certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders

2001 B'ham Univ


Let's Read 

1997 Literacy & Maths difficulties


Partnership with Parents, 2008 Continu


Letters and Sounds

2008 Worcestershire  County Council


Effective Leadership 

2007 Worcestershire CC


Speech and Language, 2007

Worcestershire County Council


SENCO Behaviour Management,  2007 

Worc County Council


Inclusive Games, 2007

Worcestershire County Council