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Joyce Hughes

Joyce Hughes

Training area: UK
Intervention: Catch Up® Numeracy and Catch Up® Literacy
Background: Taught in special school, primary schools, including running double-intake nursery, secondary school SENCO, set up and led an LA-wide teacher network, LA Training and Development Adviser for Support Staff, LA Lead in regional Consortium for HLTA development, HLTA Senior Assessor and moderator, Inclusion Development Officer and School Support Officer.
How long have you been delivering Catch Up® training?
Since 2012
What’s been your greatest success as a Catch Up® trainer?
Working with Catch Up® in my LA to pilot Catch Up® Literacy in secondary schools, and witnessing the difference it made to the pupils' attitudes about themselves and their potential to be successful readers – I was converted! Also seeing how much difference a well-trained and well-supported teaching assistant makes to struggling learners.
What do you like best about Catch Up® training?
I enjoy the build-up of enthusiasm when staff just want the training to end so they can get going with the intervention.
What would be your Catch Up® top tip/advice?
Stay with how you have been trained - it's proven to work.
Give one interesting fact about yourself that might surprise people.
I’m learning to play drums! No party pieces performed!