Over the last 20 years, Positively MAD has developed a formidable reputation in the education market place as one of the country's leading providers of student workshops, teacher training and world-class supportive resources.

Having begun as a small company with one presenter, Positively MAD has grown in size and stature,  and has to date delivered courses to over a million students and thousands of teachers – with a growing pool of energetic, exceptional presenters and an expanding range of effective and uniquely creative workshops and resources.

We are passionate about changing the way the world learns, about providing students with the skills and mindsets to raise aspirations and improve performance, and passionate about giving schools utmost value and tangible results through our services and products.

Our Reputation

Schools invite us back time and time again because they value our professional approach, our friendly and helpful staff, and our ability to deliver on shared outcomes and aims.

They enjoy the time saved and logistical ease of ordering and experiencing our services, while knowing that the impact of our courses on their students and teachers is profound and beneficial.

We are highly sought after, not just because of our excellent, efficient service, or our capacity to deliver on aims and outcomes – but because our courses have a proven ability to motivate, inspire, challenge and change the confidence levels of all learners, be they students or teachers.

We are regarded with envy by our competitors because of our holistic approach to learner enrichment and our innovative and original means of presentation and delivery. Ours is a multi-sensory experience, richly supported by an array of resources that inspire, consolidate and extend the learning way beyond the classroom – while helping to make reflective practice part of good practice.

Our Presentations and Courses

Our presenters are top-notch entertainers and trainers, with considerable skill in holding, informing, enthralling and delighting audiences. Their inspiring and dynamic delivery provides a theatrical-style, multisensory, interactive experience which challenges students to see learning in a new light;  to see their learning as a positive, enriching experience – and to see their potential as learners as inviting, real and very possible.

Researched, written and created by former teachers, memory experts, acclaimed motivational speakers, authors, education consultants,  and acknowledged experts in whole-brain learning development – our courses are valued for their richness of content, their usability of ideas, and their array of practical, sustainable resources which continue to make an impact long after the courses are over.

In short, our courses leave students, parents and teachers buzzing with excitement and energy, and empowered with effective tools and techniques.

Our Uniqueness

And, unlike other companies who focus on helping students find their one preferred learning style, we encourage students to become versatile, reflective learners, able to adapt their learning styles to suit the demands of different learning situations. In this way, students are armed with the skills and mindsets to become accomplished life-long learners.

Furthermore, we offer completely unique and highly effective systems that foster reflective practice, goal-setting, creative and critical thinking, and provide a sustainable means to capture and record student approaches to learning.

To this end, we provide templates, guides, resources, diaries, reflective journals and study skill systems to support students as they set out to achieve the success they are prepared to work for. Schools looking for ways to create formative structures appreciate the evidence that these resources help to gather.

We have created programs that promote self-esteem and which motivate students and teachers to independently experiment with a range of learning tools to become versatile and accomplished learners. Our systems help make reflective practice a means to raise achievement, and our workshops have been highly successful in providing effective teaching and learning strategies.

Our Impact

From the mountains of feedback, emails and letters that we have thus far received, we know that at the point of delivery, we make an enormous impact.

Our audiences tend to leave walking just that little bit taller. They seem to have a spring in their step, and when they talk about teaching and learning, they talk with more confidence and enthusiasm.

Learners from aged 6 to 60 emerge from our courses with a boosted sense of self-belief and the quiet confidence that comes from knowing that they have reliable tools and techniques to implement and use to raise attainment levels.

The resources that they receive help them reflect on their learning approaches and provide a template to capture their goals and their routes to success.
In summary

Positively MAD aims to


to everyone involved in the direct teaching and learning of all students. Our techniques and methods are varied and rich enough to cater to the needs of all learners, and our training and resources provide ongoing quality support. We are equally passionate about providing schools with the best service we can, and pride ourselves on our professionalism and ability to make an impact.

Our presentations, workshops and teacher training courses are aimed to be as practical as possible, offering instantly usable methods that have a wide range of applications.

Knowing that our resources offer schools systems to review, consolidate and continue the good practice we inspire, means that schools are not only assured value for money – they are given the means to significantly raise the confidence levels and aspirations of all learners in their community.

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"Jay’s enthusiasm, knowledge of the strategies, techniques and tips was excellent and was exactly what we were looking for at this time in Year 11 for our students and parents. It’s testament to Jay and the workshop as to how many pupils had told their parents about how much they enjoyed it and how useful they found it that some students were calling and texting their parents during the school day to say ‘Mum/Dad you need to come to the Parent’s workshop this evening!’ The strategies were relevant, easy to use, engaging and delivered in a way which will facilitate the students use of them as well. It was great to be given some resources by Jay in order to support the pupils through the revision process as the year goes on as well. I will look to rebook this event for next years, Year 11 at a similar time."
Cardiff High School
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