Net Educational Systems
|Headquarters||Bristol, United Kingdom|
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Nessy Learning Ltd is a publisher of educational software who developed the first online learning programme for dyslexics in August, 2000. As of December 2007, ‘The Nessy Learning Programme’ was being used in 1,431 British schools, including every primary school in the English county of Wiltshire and Conwy county borough in north Wales.
Based in Bristol, England, Nessy was founded in 1999 by Mike Jones, primarily to publish the games and resources created at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre, a registered charity. Net Educational Systems Ltd became members of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) in March, 2007. Nessy has won Education Resources Awards for various products in 2009, 2010, 2011.
Nessy has multiple products aimed at children aged 5–16 years, including Nessy Learning Program 4, Nessy Games Player, Nessy Interactive Tales and reading Books and Nessy Fingers Typing Tutor.
In July, 2007, the company published 'Nessy Tales', a series of animated reading books narrated by popular comedian Bill Bailey. The series was nominated for an Educational Resources Award (ERA) in January, 2008. The company won the award the following year for its 'Nessy Fingers Touch Typing' CD.
- "Nessy - Reading, Writing And Spelling Help For Children With Dyslexia". Nessy. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- Sally McKeown (8 March 2010). "Nessie among award winners at Education Show". Merlin John Online. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- "Dyslexia Friendly Teaching and Support Resources for Nursery and Primary Schools" (PDF). Dyslexia Scotland South East. p. 5. Archived (PDF) from the original on 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
- Bristol Dyslexia Centre website
- British Educational Suppliers Association website
- The Times Educational Supplement review of The Nessy Learning Programme
- Schoolzone review of The Nessy Learning Programme
- TEEM review of The Nessy Learning Programme
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