THE CTC APPROACHIntervention
Specialists

CTC Training & Consultancy is a company that specialises in intervention, it is at the heart of our business. For over ten years our company has been delivering and designing intervention programmes that work.

At the centre of our delivery is subject knowledge and subject expertise. Without this learning is not possible. This is why we recruit subject specialists who understand that positive relationships underpin learning and progress. Learners are approached respectfully but with challenge; learners need challenge in a safe, supportive environment.

We do not adopt “boot camp” approaches, integrate over-intrusive discipline approaches into our delivery or use unproven pseudo-scientific methods. We believe these approaches actually feed into the very problems that cause many young people to disengage from learning in the first place.

Masterclasses
Master classes are aimed at those learners who are aiming for the very highest grades of 6 + and in particular, grades 7 – 9.
Online Intervention
When only a small number of learners are involved or the geographical location or sending a consultant is cost-prohibitive.
MFL: Specialist Interventions
An expert team of the very best linguists to work across the Primary & Secondary phases in schools and academies.
Saturday & Holiday Schools
Designed alongside you to meet the needs of your learners and your context.
Specialist GCSE Delivery
For these pupils who could pass a GCSE with some assistance but this expertise is not readily available in the school.
Progress NOW!
These programmes are designed for specific groups of learners.
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THE MATTHEW EFFECT

Early
Intervention

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Our work on Early Intervention is informed by the scholarly work of the Sociologist Robert K. Merton who coined the term, The Matthew Effect, in 1968. The term comes from a quotation attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew:

“To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken.”

What’s this got to do with me and my school or academy? Everything. Because Robert K. Merton used this saying to explain the phenomenon of how those who lag behind stay behind in terms of wealth, education and other areas of aspiration. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. This isn’t just to do with wealth but with educational achievement too. Those who fall behind tend to stay behind.

How do we address this? How do we close the gap, diminish the difference? Early Intervention. Two key take away messages:

1. Only with bespoke, intense and quality intervention can those who fall behind make progress and catch up with peers. If you’re a school or academy leader who thinks those falling behind need low cost interventions from the least qualified in your care then you are seriously misunderstanding the challenge facing those who have fallen behind face.

2. The key is early intervention. The longer a learner is left to falter and fall behind, the more difficult it will be to get them re-engaged and the less chance they have of catching up and fulling their potential.

AT THE CORE OF OUR INTERVENTION PROGRAMMES

Assessment
Expertise

In 2015 Steve Newlands founded The Assessment Box, bringing together experienced Senior Examiners to produce original papers and to allow schools and academies to have these papers marked by practising examiners. This provided schools, students, parents and carers with reliable, valid and accurate feedback.

This increasingly popular service is now a key part of our intervention programmes, giving learners clear diagnostic feedback and helping them on their trajectory towards success and progress.

Steve Newlands said of The Assessment Box: “I had encountered so many students and so many schools who achieved results not in-line with what they expected. Sometimes this was because of inaccurate assessments due to teachers who were not familiar with the specification or due to teachers just being over-worked and lacking the time to focus on this area. If our service is able to flag up a problem with performance early enough it gives the leaders within the school time to make appropriate interventions. Finding out there is a problem on results’ day often results in tragedy for young people and it has the potential to affect them and their futures seriously.”

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INTERVENTION TARGET GROUP

Do you know
your Target Group?

Part of challenging under-performance is having an “early warning” system to identify learners at risk of under-performance. What factors put learners at risk of under-performance? Well, some factors are listed below and you may wish to consider them:

  • Poor levels of attendance due to health, disengagement or social problems or challenges
  • Learners who do not have access to good quality teaching due to teacher absence or recruitment challenges the school or academy is facing in a specific subject area
  • Learners who are struggling to work at a level that shows they are on a trajectory towards their target level
  • Learners who self-identify or whose parents/ carers identify them as being at risk of under-achievement
  • In addition to this you will have access to a wealth of data that will help you to identify groups of learners who traditionally under-achieve in specific subject areas in your school or academy. Look at the data and ask yourself some questions about under-performance.
  • Does the data support what i thought to be true in terms of performance / under-performance?
  • Are there clear patterns over several years?
  • Are the gaps in performance trending in a positive or negative manner? i.e. are they closing or increasing?
  • Have we addressed them with an intervention strategy?
  • What could we do to intervene in these under-performance patterns?

Some key points to be aware of and key questions to ask:

  • Be gender aware in certain subjects. For example, boys often under-achieve in English. IS this happening in your school or academy?
  • Certain groups such as those in receipt of Pupil Premium tend to do significantly less well than learners not in receipt of PP. Note that some of our clients, with our support, have eliminated the gap between learners in receipt of Pupil Premium and learners not in receipt of Pupil Premium finding. Indeed some of them have reversed the gap partly due to our powerful interventions that have enabled Pupil Premium learners to achieve way beyond expectation. How do learners n receipt of Pupil Premium do in your school or academy?
  • Are certain ethnic groups make less than expected progress?
  • How are Looked-after Children (LAC) & Children in Need are groups performing? These learners are particularly vulnerable.
  • How do learners with SEND perform?
Master classes are aimed at those learners who are aiming for the very highest grades of 6 + and in particular, grades 7 – 9.
When only a small number of learners are involved or the geographical location or sending a consultant is cost-prohibitive.
MFL: Specialist Interventions
An expert team of the very best linguists to work across the Primary & Secondary phases in schools and academies.
Saturday & Holiday Schools
Designed alongside you to meet the needs of your learners and your context.
Specialist GCSE Deliver
For these pupils who could pass a GCSE with some assistance but this expertise is not readily available in the school.
Progress NOW!
These programmes are designed for specific groups of learners.
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OUR COMPANYCTC Training & Consultancy
CTC Training & Consultancy Ltd is registered in England & Wales at Companies House, company number 7012993.

VAT: 170839590
OUR OFFICEWhere to find us?
334 King Edward's Dwarf
Sheepcote Street
Birmingham B16 8AB
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GET IN TOUCHCTC Social links

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