Cricket Kemp MA and Caitlin Walker BA are the directors of Magical Spelling Limited. They are both accredited trainers of NLP, and dedicated to the improvement of the teaching of spelling.
She gained an MA in Counselling and Careers Guidance from Durham University, and left teaching in 1985. Cricket was Training and Development Manager for Tioxide Group Services, an international chemical company, until December 1994, working in four UK sites and five overseas facilities.
She is now self employed as a business consultant, trainer and lecturer. She is an accredited Trainer of NLP and has managed NLP Northeast for 25 years. She also works with teachers, pupils, adults and schools, improving the teaching of spelling and learning strategies.
She is an accredited Trainer of NLP. She teaches Clean Language and Systemic Modelling, applying the principles within business and educational settings, and with individual clients.
For six years Caitlin was a youth worker at the Calthorpe Project in Kings Cross, London, and she was a tutor at the award winning Dalston Youth Project in Hackney, using NLP and other strategies to help ‘at risk’ young people to catch up with their learning, improve their spelling and manage re-integration with their schools.
Here’s what people are saying about Magical Spelling:
Magical Spelling is a good way to learn anything, new exciting words, times tables even what day you go swimming. I am looking forward to sharing this with my school friends.
It was an amazing moment watching my son grasp spelling a difficult word for the first time – there was a real “got it” moment and now there’s no looking back! I couldn’t believe how quickly he picked up the technique, and how keen he is to use the Magical Spelling method to learn more words.
Lovely text arrived from one of our Magical Spelling Trainee Tutors:
Just wanted to let you know that Magical Spelling at my school is going very well. The new year 7’s were given a 50 word spelling test in September. When re-tested, one dyslexic child had gone up six months, four had gone up twelve months and one had gone up eighteen months. The best news is that they love the strategy. They get so much confidence from it, it’s brilliant to see them enjoying it.
– A Magical Spelling Trainee Tutor
A fabulous course – very uplifting helped me recognise that feelings are very important in the way we learn – moving the brain to a receptive learning area. Thanks for this, so much, can’t wait to do more.
An interesting tool to help you understand how you learn. Once you understand the concept it becomes very easy to apply into every day learning.
Welcome to Magical Spelling
The Magic in Magical Spelling - Helping children spell better
Over the eighteen years that we have been teaching the Magical Spelling strategy, we have found that any educable person can master this skill.
Many people get it in 10 minutes. The very slowest take maybe four half-hour sessions. Then they become ‘natural’ good spellers. That is why Cricket called it “Magical Spelling”.
Visit our full list of upcoming Magical Spelling courses already in the diary. We can provide courses in the UK and across Europe for both new learners and tutors.
If you’d like explore the Magical Spelling teaching strategy in your school or community, contact us about creating a bespoke course.
You can order our comprehensive workbook and desktop tutor to load onto your computer. Together these support teachers and parents help children learn and embed the process easily.
You can download our Magical Spelling eBook with everything you need to learn the Strategy in 7 easy steps.