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Some saying it’s the best talk they’ve ever had

We had James deliver the ‘goals and aspirations’ workshop today at Callywith College. It was pitched so perfectly it’s like he got into my brain or something. It was exactly what we were after. Today's theme at college was all about aiming high and believing in yourself and his talk fitted this perfectly. We’ve had a whole week of events and James was by far the best bit of the week. Staff and students have said it’s the best talk they’ve been to all year with some saying it’s the best talk they’ve ever had. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Lucy Maggs - Assistant Principal - Callywith College - Cornwall
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The workshop was delivered brilliantly

The workshop was delivered brilliantly by Sander, he had students (and staff) fully engaged and everyone walked away from the event in a positive mood having learned something new to help them in their studies (or their work). The feedback has been so very positive and we are all looking forward to the next one on the 20th June.

Jenna Carter - NCOP Institutional Outreach Officer - Next Steps South West - Bridgwater and Taunton College
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Motivational and aspirational!

James did a great job today, it really focused students thinking and helped them to plan ahead - setting targets and taking responsibility for their own learning. Motivational and aspirational!

Rachel Devine - NCOP School Co-ordinator - Bodmin College - Cornwall
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How to become 21st century learners

12th February 2018 - Once again a different group of Year 11 pupils attended a MADE revision workshop held at Lawn Manor Academy from 9.45am till 2pm. The training was inspirational for pupils! The techniques used were vital for our pupils to understand how to become 21st century learners. Some of the comments included: “Our pupils thought the workshop was really fun! The facilitator provided us with really useful exam preparation strategies to create cue cards, number sequences and memory palace was. We learnt a variety of revision techniques”. “I was happy as I was interested in what I learnt today” . Impressive as this is the first day of the holidays! Thank you to MADE who ran the training and to Study Higher who helped organise and fund the event. Our pupils really appreciated it and had lots of fun! 111 pupils in total attended this workshop either in Oct or February. We are grateful for Study Higher who paid for these events and pizza very much appreciated!

Cairleen Young - Lead Professional in Student Progress - Lawn Manor Academy - Swindon
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I, as a teacher, learnt a lot from him in one hour!

Just a short feedback on the 'Rapid Revision' session today at St. Anne's RC High School! Rob was absolutely amazing and I, as a teacher, learnt a lot from him in one hour! He was inspiring and the session was full of useful hints not just for the pupils but also for me.

Dr. Mary Khajeh - Science Teacher - St Anne's R C High School - Stockport
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Focus on big decisions about GCSE options and further in their future

We were pleased to welcome MADE back for a second visit delivering the Goals & Aspirations workshop to Year 9, and it did not disappoint. Joe has a lively and enthusing delivery that really helped students focus on big decisions about GCSE options and further in their future. It gave them more confidence in how to set goals and then pathways to achieve them. It’s great to have such an engaging and interactive experience (we really liked the prizes!) and great to hear how many of our students felt inspired. We already have another workshop booked and hope to be able to work with Joe and MADE again beyond that. Thank you!

Andrea Broad - NCOP HE Progression Officer - Hanson School - Bradford
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Thank you MADE!

We had three trainers from MADE working with year 11, 12 and 13 over two days this week. It was the first or second day back for most students and a few were new to St Wilfrid’s sixth form. The sixth form students really seemed to enjoy the creativity tests and the games used to start off the session which woke them up and got them ready for some more serious work. The ‘Active Reading’ methods will be very useful for their upcoming revision and assignments; one of the teachers in Joe’s session commented ‘I wish I had been taught this in sixth form’. Both trainers were really enthusiastic and connected well with the students. A staff member who was observing James’s session commented on how well he engaged his audience and maintained their interest. On the second day the trainers Danny and James worked with year 11 students on ‘Goals and Aspirations’. I think this was a really good session to start students off at the beginning of their GCSE year as it really made them think about what they want to achieve and how they might do it in a realistic way. The students seemed to find the section about ‘visualisation’ really interesting. I was in Danny’s sessions most of the day and it was really good that he went round the groups and spoke to students individually about their own goals and interests. We hope to build on the work done in these sessions over the next academic year. Thank you MADE!

Lucy Holehan. NCOP Higher Education Progression Officer. Go Higher West Yorkshire
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Challenges

MADE focuses its work on addressing key challenges faced by schools, colleges and universities. These challenges include: Raising attainment Academic attainment or achievement is the extent to ...

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