Catch Up® offers training and support to deliver our two proven interventions

Catch Up® is a not-for-profit charity working to address literacy and numeracy difficulties that contribute to underachievement. We offer two structured one-to-one interventions, Catch Up® Literacy and Catch Up® Numeracy, proven to significantly improve the achievement of learners who find literacy or numeracy difficult.

Latest news

01 Feb - Review and Refresh – Spring Term online sessions

Spring Term 2024 dates are now available for our live online Review and Refresh sessions, for Catch Up® Literacy and Catch Up® Numeracy.

Designed for those who attended Catch Up® training over six months ago and who now have experience of delivering the intervention, the Review and Refresh online session offers you a great opportunity to share how your practice is going, and to get further guidance and advice from a Catch Up® Accredited Trainer (and other trainees!).

29 Jan - Developing pleasure in reading

“I hate reading. It gets right up my nose!”

This was the response one 8-year-old boy in Wales gave to a colleague when she asked him the first question of the Catch Up® Reading Interview (Assessment 1), “Do you like reading?”.

Of course, there isn’t a teacher in the land who wouldn’t want children to enjoy reading or who doesn’t do their utmost to foster a love of reading in all children, but ensuring it happens is no mean feat.

As adults, most of us like the things we are good at. We are less likely to persevere enthusiastically with something that we find difficult, particularly so, if others seem to find that task easy. Younger pupils who struggle with reading sometimes declare they enjoy reading but I suspect that is usually because they don’t want to disappoint their teacher! But as those pupils move up the school they may vote with their feet and adopt a ‘can’t do/won’t do’ approach to reading.