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On our blog you can read latest news about Catch Up®, training and events, as well as useful articles about helping struggling learners with literacy and numeracy.

20th May 2021 - Catch Up® office half-term holiday closure

Please note that the Catch Up® office will be closed for the half-term break from 4.00pm on Friday 28th May 2021, reopening at 8.30am on Monday 7th June 2021.

During this time, please send any queries to and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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19th May 2021 - When is the best time to hold Catch Up® sessions?


This is a question that pops up fairly regularly, so we thought it would be useful to revisit our advice.

As you will know, many struggling learners are more receptive to teaching and learning in the morning than in the afternoon. However, if it’s a case of the afternoon or not at all, then the sessions certainly can be held in the afternoon. Indeed, some schools find that at the start of afternoon school can be quite a good time.

We don’t specify when schools should hold Catch Up® sessions because timetables vary from school to school. You will need to plan Catch Up® provision alongside other timetabling arrangements, including that of quiet spaces and rooms. We do, however, recommend that pupils are not withdrawn from their favourite lessons!

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17th May 2021 - Catch Up® Early Years Project – further school recruitment underway

Back in October 2020, we announced that Catch Up® had been awarded funding to explore the potential of our interventions in an Early Years setting.

The ‘Catch Up® Early Years Project’ is taking place over three years, and with project Year 1 fast coming to a close, we are now recruiting schools for project Year 2!

For project Year 2, we are looking to recruit up to 6 schools from Tower Hamlets and 6 schools from Islington, with 3 schools from each borough working with literacy/reading and 3 with numeracy/maths.

Participating in the Catch Up® Early Years Project will involve 3 designated staff being trained to deliver Catch Up® Literacy or Catch Up® Numeracy, then each school supporting 6 Reception-age pupils.

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24th March 2021 - Dive into the archive!

These are the sorts of questions that we can ask ourselves at any point during our work supporting struggling learners, and not just when we are delivering an intervention. Some of these may have occurred to you already!

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23rd March 2021 - Items in your user account – reminder!

Whether you have recently completed your Catch Up® training, or if you were trained some time ago, we just wanted to remind you about the additional resources available to you as part of your training and support package, and all accessible via your user account on the Catch Up® website.

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