Positively MAD Testimonials
Read how students and teachers have reacted to our workshops.

Creative Approaches to Learning
28.06.2021
Highworth Grammar School (Secondary School)
Highworth Grammar School
The session definitely met my expectations. The Students benefitted from the sessions, they engaged positively and remembered the tips and tricks that they were taught. As always, Kim was very professional, entirely engaging on an online platform and kept the content relevant for students. 10/10
Resilience Workshop
22.06.2021
Regents Park Community College (Secondary School)
Regents Park Community College

It was very engaging for all the tutor groups involved, also quite fun too. The Students definitely benefitted from the session. I liked how it covered the topics of exam resilience but also linked it in with other personal/social aspects. Kim used excellent strategies to engage the students, refocussing them and giving them appropriate time to complete activities, the quiz and competitive parts also worked well. 10/10

Managing Mental Health
22.06.2021
St Johns College (Secondary School)
St Johns College
The Students all feel they have benefitted from the sessions. Natalie had a wonderful energy and engaged with the kids from the start. She made the kids feel comfortable with sharing with the group so they knew they were not alone. I really enjoyed Natalie's positive energy, enthusiasm and approachability. 10/10
Creative Approaches to Learning
21.06.2021
Hoe Bridge School (Primary School)
Hoe Bridge School
Our Year 5s really benefitted from the session. Natalie was great. High energy and pitched the talk at the appropriate level. The day ran smoothly from activity to activity. I really enjoyed the variety of informatoin that the pupils had to try and remember and the methods used - there was something for everyone! 9/10
Resilience Workshop
16.06.2021
Highworth Grammar School (Secondary School)
Highworth Grammar School
Once again the workshops exceeded my expectations in terms of engagement given the online platform. The energy and enthusiasm Kim brought to the sessions was a joy to watch. 10/10
Exam Busters
11.06.2021
Everest Community Academy (Secondary School)
Everest Community Academy
Students have been well prepared with ways to revise. Students haD a chance to discuss and be involved with different ways to revise and understand how a simple approach can often be the best. The presenter was very enthusiastic, authentic and kind.
Exam Busters
25.05.2021
Highworth Grammar School (Secondary School)
Highworth Grammar School
Hi Kim, Thank you so much for your workshop this morning! It was really brilliant and you do a super job engaging students in an online setting. I look forward to having our next session with you.
Positively MAD
25.05.2021
Thomas Tallis School (Secondary School)
Thomas Tallis School

I thought the students benefitted hugely from the sessions. The presenter was engaging and built rapport with the year 10's.I thought the topics were accessible and relatable. We will definitely be rebooking next year.

Employable You
14.05.2021
Oaklands Catholic School (Secondary School)
Oaklands Catholic School
A fantastic and engaging session on employability for year 10. The presenters were funny and informative and had a brilliant manner with the students. They thoroughly enjoyed the session and learnt a lot. Thank you so much for tailoring it to exactly what they needed to help prepare them for their future in the world of work.
Exam Busters
14.04.2021
Longdean School (Secondary School)
Longdean School
The sessions were excellent and the students benefitted tremendously. Jay was so engaging and so easy to work with and very accommodating. 10/10 as always!
Goal Mapping
26.01.2021
Suffolk New College (Secondary School)
Suffolk New College

I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you again for your help yesterday. I asked the students what they thought of the online sessions and it's very rare that we get such positive feedback, especially for the non-academic stuff like we covered yesterday, so I really did want to share and thank you for your support. Thanks again,

Resilience Workshop
25.01.2021
Oathall Community College (Secondary School)
Oathall Community College

I felt the sessions benefitted my students and the workshop met all of my expectations. I thought the online engagement and hand on activities, bearing in mind it was delivered remotely, were fantastic. I thought the presenter was friendly and engaged well with our students. 10/10

Exam Busters
07.12.2020
The Island Free School (Secondary School)
The Island Free School
Thank you for coming in on Monday, pupils enjoyed it very much. Both year groups were engaged and equipped with valuable methods. Pupils had success and proved to themselves that the strategies work. Practical and realistic strategies we are going to put in to weekly revision. Fun and knowledgeable 9/10..
Bridging the Gap
07.09.2020
Portsmouth College (Secondary School)
Portsmouth College
We were a bit apprehensive about the remote nature as we have always had presenters in college so doing it this way was really different. It did meet our expectations. We had a range of staff support so teachers and student facing support staff. Being remote and spread across more groups meant that more staff had the ability to be part of the session which was different to the normal face to face events 10 - Hope 10 means the highest? We had David and Natalie and very happy with both.Feedback from staff was that the content was very useful
Exam Busters
12.03.2020
John Hanson Community School (Secondary School)
John Hanson Community School
All three were engaging and really got the students thinking, and better at revising! As always presenter was professional and friendly – our year 11s loved it! 10/10
Super Speed Study Skills
03.03.2020
Weydon School (Secondary School)
Weydon School
The Super Speedy Study Skills session was packed full of useful tips and tools to help students prepare for exams at school, college and at university. The day was structured effectively around our school needs. The organisation from Positively MAD was flexible supportive. Natalie was brilliant with our year 10 students.
Creative Approaches to Learning
02.03.2020
Hoe Bridge School (Secondary School)
Hoe Bridge School
Our pupils really enjoyed it - lots of quick things that they can do. They enjoyed the high energy and suitable/easily accessible strategies for revision. Natalie had great energy, I thought that she was fab and spoke at the correct levels for our pupils. 10/10
Resilience Workshop
28.02.2020
Hamstreet Primary Academy (Primary School)
Hamstreet Primary Academy
The workshop was really informative and engaging. Age appropriate considering challenging things discussed. The children surprised themselves with the amount of information they retained. Interesting to open conversations for children to speak open and honestly about themselves. Where some of our children struggle to sit for long periods of time there could be a few more opportunities for the pupils to move around. Really informative, children were able to reflect upon themselves and teachers found it thought provoking. Easy to set up and well organised. 10/10
Resilience Workshop
08.02.2020
Wellington College (Secondary School)
Wellington College
Brilliantly delivered by Nat Dee. Her engagement with all of her audiences was exceptional and she was able to alter her tone and level of delivery according to her audience. Her energy was brilliant. My colleague commented on what a lovely person she was and we have also had good anecdotal feedback.
Resilience Workshop
06.02.2020
St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Secondary School)
St Catherine's School, Twickenham
Great pace and very informative, Natalie works extremely well with the girls and gets the very best out of them. Fab! 10/10
Super Speed Study Skills
17.10.2019
The Piggott School (Secondary School)
The Piggott School
There was a good variety of activities and there was a fast, engaging pace. Natalie was hugely enthusiastic and the revision techniques are easily adapted to suit many subjects. The workbook is useful for the students to make notes and remind themselves about the techniques. 10/10
Super Speed Study Skills
09.10.2019
Woodlands Community College (Secondary School)
Woodlands Community College
Liked the fact they were interactive for students to actively participate in, rather than just be spoken to. Very useful for students at this time in their school lives. 10/10
Goal Mapping
24.09.2019
St Alban's School (Secondary School)
St Alban's School
Excellent presentation and students were engaged throughout. Well organised and good day for students. 10/10
Resilience Workshop
10.09.2019
Newbury College (Secondary School)
Newbury College
Pitched at exactly the right level for our students. The speaker was very adaptable and appeared very organised right from the start. A great presenter! A+ 9/10
Bridging the Gap
28.02.2019
The Island Innovation Federation (Secondary School)
The Island Innovation Federation

Great workshop. Students were really well engaged for the most part. (Same odd students who have to talk through anything!!) Some really good strategies. Well presented. 10/10

Super Speed Study Skills
11.01.2019
Bitterne Park School (Secondary School)
Bitterne Park School

Jay coped well with the 150 in each workshop. Students were engaged and commented afterwards on how much they had enjoyed the workshop and what they got out of it. Very well received by students. 10/10

Bridging the Gap
11.12.2018
Island Innovation Centre (Secondary School)
Island Innovation Centre

I felt that the workshop was well delivered and was pitched perfectly to support sixth form students. As always, thank you for accommodating our requests 10/10

Super Speed Study Skills
06.12.2018
Duke of Kent School (Secondary School)
Duke of Kent School

Very useful and they offered plenty of tips for students that were both practical and easy for the students to do. Excellent day that really has benefitted the students and staff.

Super Speed Study Skills
18.10.2018
The Piggott School (Secondary School)
The Piggott School

Lots of very positive feedback from both Students and Staff in the way it was delivered. Pupils I spoke woth after the workshop felt it something they could and are going to use to revise for the forthcoming exams. Overall I believe this was a very positive experience for them and something the majority of pupils will use. Well organised and run with very positive feedback from all who attended.

Super Speed Study Skills
08.10.2018
Westbourne House School (Secondary School)
Westbourne House School

As always Kim was brilliant. The children loved her and recognised her from last year so there was a real buzz in the hall. The teachers who sat in on the presentation thought it was excellent.

Super Speed Study Skills
26.09.2018
St Anne's Catholic School (Secondary School)
St Anne's Catholic School

As always the workshops were fun and informative for the students. They all really enjoyed themselves and I don’t think they even noticed how much they were learning which is always a good thing. A well structured, fast paced day which the girls really enjoyed and got a lot out of.

Bridging the Gap
07.09.2018
Portsmouth College (Secondary School)
Portsmouth College

Appropriately pitched for the new students. Delivered in a vibrant and friendly approach. Natalie and Kim were very engaging through the whole day with the students. Both presenters were excellent!

Mastering Student Motivation
04.07.2018
North Oxfordshire Academy (Secondary School)
North Oxfordshire Academy

Lisa was great. Really upbeat and engaged the audience. Lisa arrived early, really well organised and very professional

Bridging the Gap
16.04.2018
Hitchin Girls' School (Secondary School)
Hitchin Girls' School

All good valuable revision tools, tips and techniques. The students were attentive throughout both workshops. Even the staff present said they had learnt something new! Jay was a lively and engaging presenter who pitched his delivery perfectly for our Y12 students. It was really helpful to be able to cover the whole year group across the three schools in one day.

Exam Busters
03.04.2018
Beaumont School (Secondary School)
Beaumont School

Good for teaching students how to prepare for exams. Introducing memory tools. Definitely stimulated a positive attitude towards learning and revision and provided simple techniques to organise work load. Shenaz was an excellent presenter and read our students extremely well.

Resilience Workshop
29.03.2018
Suffolk New College (Secondary School)
Suffolk New College
It was lovely to meet you on Thursday. Thank you for the fabulous sessions you ran. The informal feedback I have had has been entirely positive, with requests for you to return again in the future. "The best CPD session we have had in years" was one quote. I will get wider feedback after the Easter break and come back to you with further at this time. I really appreciate that you took the extra time to travel to Suffolk New College, as were the teams that had met you on previous visits.
Super Speed Study Skills
19.01.2018
Bitterne Park Secondary School (Secondary School)
Bitterne Park Secondary School
The course covered valuable content for the Year 11 Revision skills. The resources were appropriate without being over burdensome. I hope it will have the impact to support them to better grades. Jay made each session enjoyable for the pupils whilst engaging them with the techniques. We are looking forward to having him back in March.
Resilience Workshop
11.01.2018
Fernhill School (Secondary School)
Fernhill School
Kim is a fantastic trainer and can really manage the crowd. The Year 11 course was spot on and student feedback has been positive. Staff are keen to use the ideas they witnessed too.
Mind Mapping
14.11.2017
Linton Park School (Secondary School)
Linton Park School
The course was highly appropriate for the students’ current needs and was engaging and interesting throughout. The time passed very quickly. The feedback from students is that found the day ‘excellent’. Jay Shirley is a warm and charismatic presenter who entertained and engaged the students with his routines, explanations and highly energetic and positive demeanor.
Goal Mapping
06.11.2017
Suffolk New College (Secondary School)
Suffolk New College
Shenaz delivered a Goal Mapping and Resilience workshop – both were superb and Shenaz was fantastic. She was able to meet the needs of each student, and ensured everyone was engaged and participated in the activities. The way that Shenaz delivered the workshops was both motivating and inspiring, and throughout each session she remained enthusiastic and energetic. The students valued the workshops and felt inspired to progress, having gained a new perspective on ways to learn and how to achieve their goals. The content in both workshops is truly aspirational! Can I take the opportunity to say, that we have had many guest speakers in for motivation etc. However Shenaz was brilliant, she understood the students very well, and was an inspiration to listen to. This was felt by all the students, and every single student in the group, really enjoyed and engaged in the session. The students learn clear strategies on how to focus, be inspired to progress and ways to gain the best out of their education to support goals and achievements.
Resilience Workshop
12.10.2017
The Matthew Arnold School (Secondary School)
The Matthew Arnold School

Our year 8 students had a workshop with Natalie today. The year 8's thoroughly enjoyed the workshop as did our staff! Natalie was fantastic, she had the attention of our students all the way through. We are not sure where she gets her energy.

Exam Busters
19.09.2017
Hartsdown Academy (Secondary School)
Hartsdown Academy
The course was really useful with providing the students a range of study skills and revision tips. The brain breaks were great to allow students to focus back on the information. Many students commented on how useful these ideas would be especially if used in classes as well. Lisa was very professional and the sessions ran really well. The parent’s session was very helpful and the parents that attended were pleased with the information.
Exam Busters
12.07.2017
Maiden Erlegh School (Secondary School)
Maiden Erlegh School
Lots of different strategies provided for students to take away and use for their revision ready for their exams. The content gave the students a variety of creative ways that hopefully all of them will use at some point in preparation. Rachel worked really well with the students. Everything ran very smoothly and the structure of the presentation was good. Rachel gave lots of little breaks for discussions and on the spot practical elements to keep the students focused. At some moments there were smalls groups of students unfocused but Rachel dealt with the situation very well to bring them back round.
Positively MAD
06.07.2017
Kings International College (Secondary School)
Kings International College
We thoroughly enjoyed the two sessions which were delivered here at Kings.It was a really hot day but students were engaged and focused. They were able to take away with them several top tips to help them prepare more for the new curriculum and the demands of 100% examination. A great day. Both presenters were engaging and enthusiastic. I am sure that we will use Positively Mad again in the future. Please say a special thank you to Jay and Natalie for such a positive and inspiring day
Exam Busters
08.06.2017
King's School, Winchester (Secondary School)
King's School, Winchester
Many thanks to Jay for the Exam Busters sessions provided on Thursday 8th June. The content was excellent and pupils really enjoyed the session. We have received lots of positive feedback on the practical tips suggested and the overall confidence developed as a result of the session. I will be recommending you to the Head of Year 10 for next year to run a similar session in the summer term for their year group.
Positively MAD
03.05.2017
Uxbridge College (Secondary School)
Uxbridge College
Thank you Natalie for your sessions over the last two days. We hope you felt welcomed by the staff and students here. We are still in total awe of your energy and enthusiasm.
Exam Busters
20.02.2017
The Beaconsfield School (Secondary School)
The Beaconsfield School
Great course, the students really enjoyed the day and felt they gained a lot from it. Fast paced which kept student engagement high. Presenter Jay was fantastic, managed the students really well even those who maybe weren’t quite so engaged at the start of the day. Really worthwhile day, we did some Pre and Post questionnaires for our students. We asked them to rate their knowledge before and after the course, Got it and Owned it were the top two ratings.
Exam Busters
31.01.2017
Kings' School, Winchester (Secondary School)
Kings' School, Winchester
Very helpful. All of the pupils surveyed said they would recommend it to younger pupils and that they found it informative. Straightforward and easy to run.
Resilience Workshop
12.01.2017
Chalkwell Hall School (Primary School)
Chalkwell Hall School
The children were engaged for the whole session, we found the meditation and writing lists of ‘how to be more grown up’ the most useful and hope by using these in school and at home that they will have an impact. Rachel was brilliant, the children were really engaged and this morning were still talking about the workshop. Some children even asked their parents to write down things they have had a go at on their own at home to show their teacher. Thank you!
Mastering Student Motivation
03.01.2017
The Ramsey Academy (Secondary School)
The Ramsey Academy
An excellent day, which enthused the students and covered a range of topics. The timing of the day was perfect for us, as it kick started the New Year and countdown to the GCSE exams. Jay was engaging and related well to the students.
Positively MAD
03.01.2017
Short Wood Primary School (Primary School)
Short Wood Primary School
The day was well planned, delivered well with good pace. The time for reflection – workshopping the workshop was useful, enabling colleagues to discuss their application in class. The balance between the theory and more academic understanding and the practical application/strategies was a strength of the day.
Goal Mapping
06.12.2016
John Hampden Grammar School (Secondary School)
John Hampden Grammar School
Excellent delivery of the courses – presenters were full of energy and engaging to the pupils. Pupils (76%) said it was useful and that they would recommend it to the next year 11 year group. Well-structured and run.
Super Speed Study Skills
18.11.2016
Bishop Challoner Catholic School (Secondary School)
Bishop Challoner Catholic School
Please thank Jay for all his time and energy and skills last Friday. So far 96.9% of year 10 students said that that they would recommend the workshop.
Super Speed Study Skills
09.11.2016
The Canterbury Academy (Secondary School)
The Canterbury Academy
We have had this course delivered for a few years now and keep inviting you back. The content is spot on in terms of what the students need in order to achieve their best. Those students that engage with the activities gain a lot of insight in to techniques to use in an environment which is fun and interactive.Thank you so much for the work Natalie did with our students across the 2 days of being here. Year 10 were especially engaged. Lots of students have commented on how they will be using the techniques they learnt.
Super Speed Study Skills
06.10.2016
Gad's Hill School (Secondary School)
Gad's Hill School
Both sessions with Jay went very well and all pupils were engaged. I thought the content of both courses were tailored to the relevant year groups’ needs. Amazingly lots of my LS Pupils could still remember all the detail about Muhammed Ali’s life on Friday afternoon! Both sessions ran smoothly and were timed well. Pupils knew what was expected of them. A variety of tools were used to maintain their interest.
Super Speed Study Skills
03.10.2016
Westbourne House School (Secondary School)
Westbourne House School
Thank you so much for coming to Westbourne for the day on Monday. Your sessions were really well received by students and teachers. I loved the comments that I had from pupils. “She was not mad, it was brilliant” - year 7 “The story technique really worked, I think I might try it myself” !!! - year 8 “It was really good fun and it was amazing that we could learn 140 things in one day” - year 7
Exam Busters
29.09.2016
St Anne's Catholic School (Secondary School)
St Anne's Catholic School
The exam busters course was really engaging/ fast paced and gave the students lots of revision tools. They now need to learn to apply these to their subject areas. The motivational hour was also really good and I know the students really enjoyed the personal anecdotes shared by Jay. I had a meeting with a disengaged student and her mother the following morning and Jay’s motivational session was brought up. The student went home on the evening of the session and spoke to her mum about this; this is especially impressive as they have a poor relationship currently. So far she has really changed her attitude in school due to this. I doubt she is the only one, so thank you! It was a great day which was enjoyed by all of our students. Jay did a brilliant job completing 5 hours of sessions with our girls. I look forward to seeing him back at St Anne’s next year!
Exam Busters
20.09.2016
Oak Bank School (Secondary School)
Oak Bank School
- Really good short, sharp bursts of information/strategies to keep students on their toes. - Jay’s manner with the students is exactly what they needed and were still talking about what they could remember about Muhamad Ali this morning in school. - The students enjoyed the experience. - Jay was very organized and adapted Exam Busters to suit Yr11 from the Yr10 session.
Bridging the Gap
01.09.2016
South Essex College (Secondary School)
South Essex College
The course was well structured with interesting activities. The presenter really brought the activities to life with her style of delivery and ‘stage presence’. Our students were engaged and contributed well. The day ran very smoothly, and students seemed happy with the event. As said before, I cannot praise the presenter enough. She was excellent!!
Catch Up with Numeracy
23.08.2016
St Simon Stock Catholic School (Secondary School)
St Simon Stock Catholic School
We chose the numeracy and mind mapping workshops which worked very well with the group of students we had and the timetable for the day. All students were engaged and participated in the sessions. Kim was an excellent leader and trainer and her enthusiasm kept everyone going on a very hot day. Kim was flexible in her timings and this meant that students and staff were able to work together easily to ensure the day was a success. Kim recapped all the things the students should have learnt by the end of the sessions and all of them were shouting out the answers demonstrating that the techniques work and that the students had listened and learned well.
Creative Approaches to Learning
26.05.2016
Dallington CE Primary (Primary School)
Dallington CE Primary
I booked you based on seeing you 14 years ago, I was not let down – it was still as amazing as I remembered. The content was perfect it covered basic ideas but also how they could apply it to their daily life. You took ‘boring’ elements like the order of the planets and made it exciting, fun and achievable. It covered some very high level elements and topics but made it child friendly and accessible to all. The whole day was fantastic. Kim had endless energy that she used to captivate, enthuse and educate the children. Kim’s approach and personality made the children sit up and listen the content of the course made them (hopefully) learn new techniques to become better learners.
Creative Approaches to Learning
12.02.2016
Great Leighs Primary (Primary School)
Great Leighs Primary
Our staff had a very good training session from Shenaz on Friday February 12 th . She had a very vibrant and engaging presentation style and gave us five learning techniques to enhance memory. She had very good interpersonal skills and made the day fun and very interactive. The communication with Positively Mad was excellent. We are now going to use these techniques to enhance learning in school. We gained a lot from the training. So far we have shared the techniques with our children and parents.
Exam Busters
10.02.2016
Focus - Linton Park School (Secondary School)
Focus - Linton Park School
It was an excellent day. Students and parents were buzzing for days after your presentation and I am still getting them telling me facts about Muhammed Ali!
Exam Busters
13.01.2016
Thamesview School (Secondary School)
Thamesview School

We have now used Positively MAD twice; I have been really pleased with the result on both occasions. Holding the focus of 15 and 16 year olds for two hours is not easy, but your presenters are so engaging that the time flies. Ideas are excellent and students take away real practical things they can do straight away. I also believe the day boosts confidence, it shows students they can retain information, they can achieve a lot in a short time; revision can actually be less of a slog. Highly recommend you to others and we will use you again.

Exam Busters
18.11.2015
Seven Kings High School (Secondary School)
Seven Kings High School

Excellent delivery. Very clear and thorough explanations. Students ‘got a lot’ from the session.

Exam Busters
12.11.2015
Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College (Secondary School)
Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College

The course was very useful and all students were engaged and gave positive feedback following the session. Very pleased with the delivery pace and content.

Mastering Student Motivation
25.09.2015
Applemore College (Secondary School)
Applemore College

It was really good, all of the pupils were engaged for much of the time, which is no mean feat on a warm day with a gym full of 15 - 16 year olds.

Mastering Student Motivation
23.09.2015
The Magna Carta School (Secondary School)
The Magna Carta School

Brilliant, enthusiastic presenter. They did really enjoy the day and there new slogan in the school is GO MAD.

Mastering Student Motivation
15.09.2015
The Romsey School (Secondary School)
The Romsey School

A good overall course – well delivered

Mind Mapping
12.03.2015
Felpham Community College (Secondary School)
Felpham Community College

Kim was fantastic, The students were really engages during the 2 hour talk and the small group that had extra support for mind mapping in the afternoon spoke very positively of the session and that they would use the ideas to help them revise.

Exam Busters
10.02.2015
The Knole Academy (Secondary School)
The Knole Academy

I really enjoyed the course as a teacher and a tutor. It taught me a number of new strategies to support the young people that I work with. I discussed with Natalie how important key words or ‘buzz words’ are for those taking GCSE PE and how these methods could help them to pick up easy marks in tests. It will be interesting to see which kids take on the advice and use some of the imagery techniques to help them. I have heard a lot of positive feedback. The kids seemed to enjoy the day and I hope that they took a lot away from it. Thank you Tim White - Head of House The material was very appropriate and interesting for the year 10 students. I think some students has genuinely thought about using some of the techniques to study already which is excellent. The students remained engaged and there were a variety of activities to ensure all learning styles remained focused. The delivery of the course was very enthusiastic and it is evident that the course is well planned with excellent resources. Gemma Smyth - Business Studies NQT

Exam Busters
13.11.2014
Oxted School (Secondary School)
Oxted School

Thank you very much – the course was once again excellent & exactly what we wanted for our Y11 students. Im sure they got a lot from it & we will continue to reinforce the revision & exam techniques throughout the year. Thanks again – we love working with you & look forward to seeing you later in the year for our Y10 booking & also again in the future!

Bridging the Gap
05.11.2014
Heathside School (Secondary School)
Heathside School

Natalie had a very good rapport with the students and they responded very well to her. We were impressed with her presentation, enthusiasm and commitment.

Bridging the Gap
05.11.2014
Heathside School (Secondary School)
Heathside School

Below is a paragraph written by students of Heathside for their Newsletter : Positively MAD (Making a Difference) is a study skills programme in which Sixth Form students participated to help when it comes to revision time. We learnt many different skills in order to remember information such as practical applications to revision like creating actions in order to remember words. We were also taught the key skills of speed reading, a very useful skill, and how to construct mind maps in a way that helps learning/memorising key information. This was a refreshingly useful and rewarding experience that captivated the attention of us all and of great benefit.

Mind Mapping
26.09.2014
St Edmunds School (Secondary School)
St Edmunds School

Thank you very much for sending Kim to us again. She is so easy to get on with and is brilliant with all age groups. It was particularly busy when she was here as we were getting ready for Open Day and she took everything in her stride and just put up with us all! I am not going to be here when you next come as retirement beckons but I am intending to recommend that we continue to book you on alternate years so that all the children get a chance to take part in the different course as they move up through the school. Please pass on our very best wishes to Kim and thank her very much for being so brilliant for the 2 day she was with us. Staff were very impressed too and I have already heard some of them have set work using mind mapping. With best wishes, Liz

Bridging the Gap
23.09.2014
St Simon Stock Catholic School (Secondary School)
St Simon Stock Catholic School

Very good content and the sixth formers learned a lot. Mark delivered the course very well, was approachable and the sixth formers related to him well. Looking forward to the next presentation. A very positive experience.

Bridging the Gap
08.09.2014
Bethany School (Secondary School)
Bethany School

Just had a fantastic couple of workshops from Rachel that went down very well with the sixth form. Rachel worked really hard to make sure the students got the absolute maximum out of both sessions and we are very grateful to her for helping us with our sixth formers.

Exam Busters
06.05.2014
Thomas Knyvett College (Secondary School)
Thomas Knyvett College

Always useful for the students to gain experience from outside agencies. We are very lucky to have such a positive relationship with you and really enjoy your sessions. They are always pitched at exactly the right level and you do very well to deliver them to such a large group of students. Well run. Efficient. Fun. Informative.

Super Speed Study Skills
02.04.2014
Kings International College (Secondary School)
Kings International College

Natalie’s energy was magnificent. She was able to engage both Year 10 and 11 year groups for 2 x two hour sessions- very impressive! Students were able to take away some ideas for their own personalized revision tool kit. Activities planned were varied, there was a great pace to each of the sessions.

Exam Busters
26.03.2014
Ryde Academy (Secondary School)
Ryde Academy

Students found the course valuable and there was lots of positive chat about it the following day. It provided lots of good ideas for revision and methods to helps cope with exams. We have followed this up with an exam busters board in school to remind students of some of the techniques.

Exam Busters
26.03.2014
Portsmouth Academy for Girls (Secondary School)
Portsmouth Academy for Girls

The event was excellent and Karim was an excellent presenter. Some of our girls were apprehensive to begin with however many of them said what a useful learning session it had been. There has been evidence of the girls using the techniques since. It was a welcome opportunity for the girls at a very stressful time of their school career – pitched really well by Karim

Crash Course in Accelerated Learning
26.02.2014
Connaught Junior School (Secondary School)
Connaught Junior School

Can I just say how we all enjoyed our Positively Mad experience. It was booked with the hope that we would get an external provider who would inspire our staff to focus on their teacher craft, rather than have a day looking at things like planning and assessment. The course was very interesting, especially learning about the different sides of the brain and the need to review learning regularly (something we probably know but forget to do or run out of time.) Comments of the day; ‘I thought the Inset was very good, I liked that we had a go at all the things Natalie was suggesting and she gave us time to talk through the ideas.’ ‘I thought it was great. It was delivered in such a way that you couldn't not share Natlaie’s enthusiasm. I taught the Maths lesson we planned (area and perimeter) to my 'too cool for school' set and they loved it and asked to sing the song again today! I also thought it was great to do a course that didn't leave me feeling like I had much more work to do but it gave me so many ideas that I could just pick up and run with. Super! :)’ ‘I thought it was excellent- engaging, relevant and gave me new ideas I'd not considered before. I'm already using more breaks and am planning to use memory stacks to learn parts of a plant in Science next week!’ Thank you Siobhan McGann Deputy Head of Connaught Junior School

Exam Busters
25.02.2014
Chaucer Technology School (Secondary School)
Chaucer Technology School

The course was excellent as always and Natalie’s presentations were inspiring and very motivational for all. A great success

Super Speed Study Skills
22.01.2014
Bishop Challoner Catholic School (Secondary School)
Bishop Challoner Catholic School

The courses are very well designed. Both the study skills and the revision days were well received by students, with staff who sat in wanting to put the material learned to use straight away. Colleagues were reciting the life of Muhammed Ali verbatim in the staffroom! Most importantly, as with all INSET/training, the course leader makes all the difference. I have come across few people who are as relaxed about the time outside of the sessions, and at the same time as dynamic and engaging during the training sessions themselves as Jay. He is an integral part of our KS4 curriculum delivery and always very welcome at Challoner.

Exam Busters
29.11.2013
The Royal Latin School (Secondary School)
The Royal Latin School

Thank you for a fantastic day! The students were all enthused and I have had a number of conversations with parents who have said that the students came home full of ideas to try. The messages that were passed on to the students have really hit home and some of them have become more focused as a result. Jay was fantastic and I have already had the current Head of Year 9 ask for a copy of the brochure as she will be very interested in using your company in the future. The two sessions were pitched perfectly and kept the students fully focused and interested all morning, and for some the whole day. A super day, Thank You

Employable You
28.11.2013
The Kings School (Secondary School)
The Kings School

On behalf of the students at the King's School I would like to thank you for your excellent presentation for our Routes and Pathways day.

I was delighted to hear from the boy's, staff and parents that they thouroughly enjoyed the session and found it very worthwhile.

We would very much like to welcome you back to the school soon.

Mastering Student Motivation
22.11.2013
Broadwater School (Secondary School)
Broadwater School

Very engaging and the students enjoyed working with Jay

Super Speed Study Skills
22.10.2013
The Piggott School (Secondary School)
The Piggott School

As ever, feedback was great. Daniel was enthusiastic and sessions were fun and informative. Staff and students were happy

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