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10th October 2013 - Catch Up® caught up in Wales

CU Wales

A very successful ‘Catching up with Catch Up® conference’ took place in Cardiff at the end of September.

The average delegate response to ‘How helpful has the day been to you?’ was 4.8 (with 1 being ‘least helpful’ and 5 being ‘most helpful’).

The conference got off to an excellent start with a keynote speech from Ken Skates AM, Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology. Ken Skates gave an update and re-affirmation about the priority that the Welsh Government is giving to literacy and numeracy.

The Minister then presented Catch Up® Excellence Award certificates to schools that have achieved the award.

Then we heard about Catch Up® success in Wales, reporting that Catch Up® has now trained 5,500 supporting adults in Wales to date, making a difference to over 100,000 struggling learners!

We had an update about ‘beyond Wales’, bringing the grand total of trainees to 19,000, making a difference to more than half a million struggling learners!!!

We then enjoyed interesting presentations from a range of presenters:

  • Jacquie Chan (System Leader for GwE – North Wales Consortium) and Eleri Jones (ALN Teacher for Denbighshire LA) spoke about their strategic use of Catch Up®, moving to Consortia.

  • Keri Ellis (Catch Up Co-ordinator, ALN, Ty Dyffryn) told us of the impressive work of the Catch Up® team and the positive impact of the Catch Up® interventions in Caerphilly.

  • Graham Sigley, Catch Up® Deputy Director, described a new exciting pilot maximising the use of Catch Up® Digital Games, involving volunteers, parents and carers, and business mentors

What our delegates said:

“…highly interesting and motivational with great speakers.”
“…Very worthwhile conference and good to meet people with a common focus’’
“ Good to hear about both strategic planning and local examples of delivery’’

Download presentations from the day on our conferences page.

Julie Lawes, Catch Up® Director

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