Optima is a psychological consultancy that has developed innovative programmes for teaching reading, writing, spelling, maths and language. The programmes have been researched extensively over the last 20 years and are underpinned by core psychological principles of human learning.

Their unique feature is that they teach just a small number of easy to learn, essential skills that enable pupils to generalise and apply their knowledge widely. Optima programmes have a dramatic impact in raising standards and reducing the incidence of pupils seen to experience difficulties from the typical 20-25% to less than 3%.