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Alison Haines

Alison Haines

Training area: London & South East
Intervention: Catch Up® Literacy and Catch Up® Numeracy
Background: Primary teacher in Hackney, SENCO, SEN Advisory Teacher and Assistant Head of Inclusion Advisory Service in Islington, London, with particular focus on High Incidence SEND (language/literacy difficulties). Specialist qualifications in Spld/dyslexia. Have been an outreach tutor for the Institute of Education. Now SEN Consultant and AFA Coach.
How long have you been delivering Catch Up® training?
8 years
What’s been your greatest success as a Catch Up® trainer?
Being able to follow-up trained staff in schools to give continued support beyond the initial training, which helps to embed the intervention and maximise success.
What do you like best about Catch Up® training?
Catch Up® works, so it’s an intervention I completely support. I am offering training on something that I really believe in.
What would be your Catch Up® top tip/advice?
Choose the right pupils and stick to the format – it’s like a diet – don’t cherry-pick!
Give one interesting fact about yourself that might surprise people.
I appeared on stage as a tap dancer at the Mermaid Theatre, London.