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On our blog you can read latest news about Catch Up®, training and events, as well as useful articles about helping struggling learners with literacy and numeracy.

16th October 2017 - Using comic-strip books in Catch Up® sessions


Comic-strip books are often a popular choice by struggling readers, but don’t assume that these texts are always easy to read. Sometimes, the text is written in capital letters and that can present a challenge to the struggling reader. Also, pupils (and adults!) can be uncertain about what to read first – the text above or below the artwork, or what is written in the speech bubbles.

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13th October 2017 - More book sticker templates!

Book stickers 2

Following requests from a number of schools for rectangular book sticker templates, we are pleased to let you know that these have now been created and are available for you to download from your user account on the Catch Up® website.

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5th October 2017 - Catch Up® Numeracy Digital Games

Numeracy DG

We’ve recently been working on an update to our Numeracy Digital Games, and we’re delighted that they’re now available in the logged-in area of our website, via the Progress Reporting Tool.

The Numeracy Digital Games are a complement to the Catch Up® Numeracy intervention, and can be played an unlimited number of times by pupils – on their smartphones, tablets and computers!

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2nd October 2017 - From the new Catch Up® CEO – Theresa Rogers

Theresa Rogers


This is my first blog for Catch Up®, since officially joining the organisation on 1st September 2017.

I feel very privileged to be receiving the Catch Up® baton from Julie, and hope that I will lead the organisation continually forward, as we work hard to address literacy and numeracy difficulties that contribute to underachievement.

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19th September 2017 - From Catch Up® Director – Julie Lawes


Hello (and Goodbye!)

Yes, this is my first blog for Catch Up® and… it will also be my last!

Why? Because I’m retiring as Director of Catch Up® after 17 years. You might think I could have got round to writing a blog before now, but I’ve been busy working with the Catch Up® team on other tasks and I leave blog writing to my excellent blog-writing team.

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