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It was a brilliant day and I think both students and staff got a lot from the sessions with James!

It was a brilliant day and I think both students and staff got a lot from the sessions with James! Tanya has shared this: "We’ve had really good feedback from students and staff. They found it really engaging and helpful. Our Engineering students attended more than one session and enjoyed both." I thought that the sessions were engaging, interactive and well planned. James created a welcoming environment where students felt able to contribute, ask questions and get fully involved in the activities. I think the parents who attended the evening session also found it very beneficial and weren't afraid to get involved and try out the revision techniques! Many stayed after the session to talk more with James and our team which I think demonstrates how comfortable they were and how useful they found the workshop. Thank you again!

Jess Hill - Higher Education Liaison Officer (Swindon) - StudyHigher NCOP
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Their professional, friendly manner, flexibility and organisation have been superb

We have worked with MADE Training over the last year or so on a number of events for Years 9 – 13. Their professional, friendly manner, flexibility and organisation have been superb. All of the workshops have been delivered by engaging, professional and experienced trainers, who immediately capture the pupils’ and students’ attention. The workshops are focused, interesting, relevant and always pitched at just the right level. They have all had a positive impact on everyone who has attended, providing our pupils and students with vital skills and strategies to enhance their studies and raise their aspirations. The parents’ workshops have also been very well received, with parental feedback giving a strong impression that they leave the workshops with enhanced knowledge about revision strategies, tools to help their children, and with a feeling of empowerment. Thank you!

Kerry Wilby - Headteacher's PA - Sweyne Park School - Essex
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We had a fabulous week with the MADE team

We had a fabulous week with the MADE team at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Wigan as part of our year 11 study skills week. The pupils enjoyed finding the fun side of revision and were able to use this time to effectively implement and complete their own revision practice. The humour and games incorporated into the training made revision easy and fun. On the final day, Rob delivered a fun and inspiring staff inset using useful practical techniques that staff can use to interact with the pupils and ensure the enthusiasm of the revision can be incorporated into the classroom environment. Thanks again to the team, their enthusiasm knows no bounds.

Laura Melling - Senior Pastoral lead - Sir John Fisher Catholic High - Wigan
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Sander’s session resulted in everyone leaving the room feeling ten feet tall

Recently our HE institution recruited Student Ambassadors for the first time therefore I wanted them to have a unique and informative training programme that would not only equip them with the basic tools they need to be successful in their role but an opportunity to understand why we chose them. Sander’s session resulted in everyone leaving the room feeling ten feet tall, including myself and it’s actually very difficult to put into words how he did this! But the results speak volumes with regards to how everybody felt afterwards. He is an eloquent and sophisticated communicator and makes everything seem achievable. He motivated the room, boosted everyone’s confidence and equipped our Student Ambassadors with the tools they need to deliver exceptional presentations and engage with our students effectively. Thank you Sander for helping us show our Student Ambassadors how brilliant they are and encouraging them to believe in themselves.

Abi Calderwood-White - Somerset County Officer - Next Steps South West (NCOP)
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Nicci was very warm, welcoming and enthusiastic about the content she delivered

Nicci was very warm, welcoming and enthusiastic about the content she delivered during the MADE training for some of our Year 9 and 10 students on working through and setting their Goals and Aspirations. She welcomed questions and had prizes for everyone that volunteered answers which kept students engaged throughout. It was a pleasure to see her speak to our students as she had examples from her life and others to show students the end results of putting what she was teaching them into practice. I've since passed on some of the booklets to my colleagues as I genuinely believe the content is very suitable for everyone including teachers! And I hope to use them myself as soon as possible. -

Dr C Njoku - Teacher of Mathematics & STEM Lead - Co-op Academy North Manchester
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Students were excited to find out that Rob was coming back

I was in the sessions yesterday and really enjoyed them too. Students were excited to find out that Rob was coming back to do another workshop with them as they loved the Aspirations workshop on Futures Friday. They said his personality is great and the sessions were informative and fun. From my point of view as a teacher, I realised that we don't always spend enough time explaining how to use the revision techniques and often make assumptions i.e that students know what to highlight when highlighting key points in texts. I also think that we as teachers need to spend more time explaining how/why these methods work so that students buy into them and are willing to give them a try. Rob reads the students really well, he praises students who need to engage in the session better and learns and uses their names really quickly. He uses humour and speaks to as many of the students as he can during the sessions. I think they all feel like they know him now. Some comments from my year 11 form: "I think the sessions were really helpful. I learned new techniques for revision that I haven't thought of before." "Rob's sessions were enjoyable and definitely not boring. He brought personality and humour to them." "He really interacted with the group instead of just talking"

Kelly Maden - CEIAG Leader - Walney School - Cumbria
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The content of the workshop was excellent

Joe was excellent, really engaging and interactive and he worked well with all the students. The content of the workshop was excellent, it included really practical ways of revising and remembering information and key facts. A number of the students have said how useful they found the workshop and they feel it will really help with their revision.

Julie Hilliker - Business and Enterprise Manager - The Appleton School - Essex
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The sessions were excellent due to his calm manner and interaction

The Rapid Revision sessions have received some great feedback especially from our year 11 boys who have spoken with their teachers about the different techniques Joe showed them and how they feel more positive as they revise for their mocks later this month. Joe’s delivery of the sessions were excellent due to his calm manner and interaction with the students. He explained the different techniques clearly and in an engaging way. The setting for the workshops wasn’t ideal as we were a little cramped to say the least however this did not detract from the message that Joe was getting across. I would certainly look to doing the sessions again in the future and also the ones where parents can be involved. A great success!

Maria Griffiths - Careers Coordinator - St Thomas More High School - Essex
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The boys took a real shine to him

It was fabulous. Rob really engaged the boys from the outset not only with the materials that he used but also with his own energetic style and delivery (he reminded me of me, which is a compliment in itself). The fact that the class is made up of 26 boys, some of whom are the most challenging in the school, meant that the day could have been a real challenge for some teachers. However, Rob’s professionalism, energy, drive and motivation absolutely shone through. The boys took a real shine to him and have asked if they can work with him again-a sign that he made a real impression on them. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Rob, and Lucy from Staffs Uni for giving us this opportunity to work with your company. Thanks again, Dave and the boys.

Dave Walsh - Ormiston Meridian Academy - Stoke-on-Trent
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James pushed them during the session to overcome barriers to achieve their very best

Wow! The sessions run on Friday by James were fantastic and the feedback from students and staff has been so positive. Having spoken to a few students, they said that they felt really positive about their future, to follow their dreams and not to give up. They said James pushed them during the session to overcome barriers to achieve their very best. The teachers that were fortunate to be in the sessions spoke very highly of James. We are so pleased that James enjoyed inspiring our students and the fact that he spoke so highly of our students and school has meant a lot to us all. Please pass on my thanks to James, and we look forward to welcoming him back again in due course.

Sandra Williams - (NCOP Co-ord) - King Harold Business Enterprise Academy - Essex
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