Olivia Sumpter

Olivia Sumpter
  • Founder
  • Company: Bedrock Learning

Teacher-founders Olivia Sumpter and Aaron Leary launched Bedrock Vocabulary in 2014 to help improve students’ academic vocabulary. As teachers in busy London schools, they saw that whilst all teachers certainly understood the benefits of a wide vocabulary, the pressures of school life often meant that vocabulary teaching in classrooms was neither frequent nor consistent. They designed Bedrock Vocabulary to respond to this challenge. Bedrock’s ready-made vocabulary curriculum teaches hundreds of tier 2 words and task words, preparing students for the type of language they meet in academic texts. Progress is rigorously assessed and word level data is produced for individual students, classes, groups and the whole school, facilitating data driven teaching and intervention. Bedrock also enables parents to engage with the language learning of their children.