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20th March 2023 - Getting the best from the Catch Up® interventions – part 2

Using the Catch Up® support tools: frequently asked questions

1. Who is the right member of staff to take on the Catch Up® Coordinator role?

Any staff member can take on this role but we recommend it is a senior member of staff or member of the senior team. They will be more likely to be involved in meetings about things like timetabling or allocation of rooms and they can then champion Catch Up® from within those meetings. They can also make sure you have what you need to run the sessions. Our experience has shown that the interventions are more effective when senior management are behind them.

2. I am responsible for managing the interventions – what is there to help me?

To get the interventions set up in your school:
• The 10-point Coordinator action plan – in the ‘Resources’ tab, ‘Managing Catch Up®’ tab, part of the ‘Management proformas’ (select the Literacy or Numeracy tab)
• The Coordinator action plan training videos, Items 1-6 – in the ‘Resources’ tab, ‘Coordinator Action Plan’ page
1. Communicating about Catch Up® video
2. Identifying learners video
3. Identifying staff video
4. Organising attendance at Catch Up® training video
5. Timetabling video
6. Preparing resources for Catch Up® Literacy video
6. Preparing resources for Catch Up® Numeracy video

For supporting and monitoring staff delivering the interventions:
• The next three Coordinator action plan training videos – in the ‘Resources’ tab, ‘Coordinator action plan’ page
7. Liaise between teachers and Catch Up® staff video
8. Support and monitor Catch Up® Literacy staff video
8. Support and monitor Catch Up® Numeracy staff video

For monitoring and reporting on pupil progress
• The last two Coordinator action plan training videos – in the ‘Resources’ tab, ‘Coordinator action plan’ page
9. Monitor learner progress and effectiveness of Catch Up®
10. Report outcomes
• The Progress Reporting Tool – in the ‘Reporting’ tab, when you have been given access

3. What is the Progress Reporting Tool?

The Catch Up® Progress Reporting Tool allows you to enter assessment, test and Catch Up® session data for any of your pupils receiving a Catch Up® intervention.

The Tool allows you to report on their progress over time, to both class teachers and Senior Leaders. The Tool also allows you to report on the progress of particular groups of pupils, such as those receiving any form of Targeted Funding (e.g. Pupil Premium). It will also help you make decisions on when a pupil should stop receiving the intervention(s).

4. How do I get access to the Progress Reporting Tool?

Only adults who have completed Catch Up® Literacy or Catch Up® Numeracy training, and have a login for the Catch Up® website, will be able to access the Progress Reporting Tool, and enter or view a pupil’s individual data.

Only a Catch Up® Coordinator is able to edit an individual pupil’s data, produce reports, and give access to, or remove access from, other colleagues. We will email your Headteacher asking them to nominate a Catch Up® Coordinator. The nominated Coordinator must confirm the Headteacher’s nomination to get access.

The Catch Up® Coordinator is responsible for ensuring only approved colleagues can access the Progress Reporting Tool, in line with your school’s Data Protection policies.

You can start using the Progress Reporting Tool at any time during your use of the interventions, entering as much historical data as you'd like to.

If you think you are the Catch Up® Coordinator for your school and should have access, please contact or call 01842 668080.

5. Can I book training for more staff through the logged-in area?

Yes, or through the main area of the Catch Up® website. Visit the ‘Training’ tab within your user account to browse the list of forthcoming training. Click through to book your place(s).

6. How can I get help with my user account, ask questions or make suggestions?

If you need any help or have any questions, just call us on 01842 668080 or email We are always happy to help or to hear suggestions on how we might make the website better for you, or anything else that would help you with your Catch Up® work!

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