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14th November 2016 - Training the Catch Up® team

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The Catch Up® team is made up of managers, office staff, trainers and trustees, who are all equally dedicated to helping as many struggling learners as possible with our proven interventions.

To make sure that every new team member understands how the interventions work and the importance of them, every member of staff attends the Catch Up® training, for either Literacy or Numeracy (or preferably both!).

All of our Catch Up® team have undertaken Catch Up® training, so they have an understanding of the issues struggling learners face, how the Catch Up® interventions can help those learners, how the interventions work – the four stages of Catch Up® – and some of the challenges involved in delivering and managing the interventions in schools.

This helps us to support schools and trainees as they undertake their Catch Up® journey and begin to deliver and embed the interventions.

“Going on the training was an excellent experience as it meant I could fully understand what it is the interventions do, and why what we do is so important. This really helps me when talking to deliverers on the phone. It was also great to train alongside teachers and teaching assistants who will actually be delivering the interventions so I can understand the experience for them, and it was great to see them so excited and keen to get started!” Kayleigh Bailey, Assistant Office Manager.

Our management team includes ex-teachers and former Catch Up® Accredited Trainers, who have years of experience of managing and delivering the interventions themselves. Julie Lawes, Catch Up® Director, explains: “At Catch Up®, we pride ourselves on the level of support we provide to everyone involved in the delivery and management of our interventions. In order to maintain that high standard, we believe it is vital that the whole team has a really good understanding of what we do, and why we do it. By training all of our staff in at least one of the interventions, and through subsequent, ongoing CPD, the team is in the really strong position of being able to provide practical advice based on experience. Our team was also instrumental in identifying the ‘core values’ of Catch Up®, which is testimony to the strength of this approach.”

Every person that attends the Catch Up® training instantly becomes part of the Catch Up® Community, which means they get lifetime support from our dedicated team, who are always on the end of a phone or email to help with any queries.

Find out more about our team here and contact us, anytime!

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