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About Catch Up

About Catch Up®

Catch Up® is a not-for-profit charity working to address literacy and numeracy difficulties that contribute to underachievement.

Catch Up® offers two structured one-to-one interventions proven to significantly improve the achievement of learners who find literacy or numeracy difficult.

Catch Up®:
  • provides integrated training and resource packages to support the management and delivery of the Catch Up® interventions
  • provides ongoing support, through the Catch Up® Community, for those who deliver the Catch Up® interventions to struggling learners
  • undertakes research into the development and enhancement of the Catch Up® interventions, and into extending the support it provides to struggling learners

All proceeds from our training courses, training materials, intervention materials and supporting resources are put back into the development of new interventions, training and resources so that we can help more struggling learners.

The Catch Up®mission:

To address literacy and numeracy difficulties that contribute to underachievement

The core values of Catch Up®:

Catch Up® is passionate about providing effective interventions that can radically improve the life chances of pupils and young learners.

We use our wealth of expertise and academic knowledge to ensure that our interventions are as successful as possible.

We pride ourselves on the quality of service we offer, to ensure that everyone receives the best possible support.

Catch Up® works as a team to support one another and for the benefit of the Catch Up® Community.

At Catch Up®, we believe in what we do. We strive to do our best because we know that what we do makes a difference.

The Catch Up® interventions

Catch Up® Literacy is a book-based reading intervention which enables struggling readers to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing readers.

Catch Up® Numeracy is an intervention which addresses 10 key components of numeracy and enables learners who struggle with numeracy to achieve more than double the progress of typically developing learners.

Both interventions are based on rigorous academic research. They involve 15-minute individual sessions delivered twice a week by teaching assistants, teachers or mentors.

Find out more about the Catch Up® interventions and our training and support packages.

Catch Up® is the working name of the Caxton Trust, a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (03476510) and a registered charity (1072425), established in 1997. Catch Up® is based in Thetford, Norfolk, and it works across England and Wales. It comprises a core office team (including the Director, Julie Lawes) and a team of local authority or self-employed Catch Up® Accredited Trainers. 'Catch Up®' is a registered trademark (2171237).