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29th November 2016 - There’s now even more to Catch Up® – in North Wales!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us in Abergele last Friday, for the third seminar in our series of launch events in Wales, where we shared news of our new support resources for Catch Up® Coordinators and deliverers.

Teachers, teaching assistants and advisers heard Catch Up® Director, Julie Lawes, and Eleri Jones, Catch Up® Accredited Trainer and External Adviser, explain what we have added to the Catch Up® Training and Support package, with new support available to help Catch Up® Coordinators set up the interventions in school, embed the interventions and to help both deliverers and coordinators enhance their Catch Up® practice.

Julie showed a sample Welsh medium clip from our new online management videos, which take the person responsible for managing the intervention through introducing the intervention and supporting and monitoring delivery.

Julie and Eleri then explained the new training opportunities that are going to be available every term at our Regional Training Centres, including our Review and Refresh sessions, Coordinator Networking meetings and in-depth workshops.

Attendees were then shown a preview of our Progress Reporting Tool (due to launch early next term), which will enable schools to easily record assessment data and produce pupil and group reports at the click of a button, to help show the progress that is being made using Catch Up®.

Delegates scored the event an average of 4.7 (where 5 is ‘most helpful’), and – in response to the question ‘What did you find useful?’ – we were delighted that 73% of attendees specifically said, "new resources available”! Delegates felt that the new tools and training will be of enormous benefit to their schools, and also found it useful to know ‘there is still help available’.

There were only a few suggestions for improvement, including Catch Up® running ‘more local training’.

Here are some quotes from the day:

  • "Enjoyed the session, keeps us updated and fresh"

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable. I enjoyed meeting other Catch Up trained staff and feel the new enhancements you are making will benefit my school."

  • "Excellent refresher. Made me realise I need to log on to Catch Up more. It's a fantastic resource. Off to phone the office!"

  • "I feel more confident in returning to school and delivering more effectively"

  • "Thank you. Lovely people, similar interests."

  • "Looking forward to see the new resources and using them. Thank you."

Thank you again to all of the teachers, teaching assistants and others who joined us, and to all of the Catch Up® team and staff for helping to make this yet another successful launch event!

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