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17th July 2017 - Training round-up, Summer Term 2017


Wow! What a busy term this has been! We have delivered more than 40 ‘Delivering Catch Up®’ training courses, welcoming over 500 attendees to the Catch Up® Community! In addition to this, we have welcomed back familiar faces to our ‘Review and Refresh’ training sessions and the Coordinator network meetings, and there have been some helpful webinars too!

Our Accredited Trainers were pleased to visit some of our Regional Training Centres, schools and other venues across the UK! Courses took place in Essex, Manchester, Guildford, Bristol, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, South Wales, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield, Lincolnshire, West Dunbartonshire, Powys, Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, Durham and the home of Catch Up®, Norfolk! We haven’t stopped there this term! Our Catch Up® team have also been busy delivering training in Australia as well!

One of our Accredited Trainers, Catherine Pass, has enjoyed delivering Catch Up® Numeracy courses this term. Catherine told us, “It has been a pleasure to meet such enthusiastic attendees this term. I have worked with school staff who hold many different roles, which has led to great dynamics in the training room.”

She continued, “Attendees have been really motivated by the Catch Up® training. One mentioned how they really enjoyed the course structure with tasks to complete with children between sessions, as it really informed each day’s discussions. Another delegate expressed their surprise at the aspects of numeracy they assumed the learner knew – but didn’t! They were amazed at how quickly the gaps can be closed in just one Catch Up® session, as it’s so personalised.’’

We receive positive comments such as these regularly from our team. The motivation, enthusiasm and passion from course attendees is often witnessed, and is one of the reasons why our trainers enjoy being out on the road and meeting you all. They know what a difference you are all making to the learners you work with.

These responses are echoed through the feedback we receive directly from course attendees as well. Across all of our courses, the average trainee response to ‘How would you rate the training course overall?’ was 4.6 (with 1 being ‘poor’ and 5 being ‘excellent’)!

We were really pleased to receive these very positive comments over the last term:

‘materials are good quality and every aspect of the intervention is explained’

‘It is lovely to feel part of the Catch Up® Community’

‘I feel well prepared to start the intervention’

‘invaluable’ ‘super!’

‘…love that a qualification is available too!’

‘…this resource will have significant impact’

‘Really glad we chose to send senior leaders too’

‘the trainer’s reference to the robust evidence base for its efficacy reassured me that I had chosen the right intervention!’

‘the training on how to assess, deliver, monitor and evaluate this intervention has been excellent’

Our trainers are now planning some well-earned rest, but are very much looking forward to meeting more of you in the Autumn term!

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