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Breda Academy, Belfast

TextHelp ‘Read & Write'




All Breda Academy pupils are registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read&Write’ software at home for FREE.


Read&Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your learning needs.


This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.


Read&Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.


Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:



·         The first time the programme runs, you may be asked to log in with an email address. If this happens, choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your school email address (using the ending your password, and you should be good to go!


Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read&Write.


If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read&Write, please go to

There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read&Write