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English Intervention & 1:1 Tuition


English Intervention & 1:1 Tuition

Targeted English Intervention for Schools

Small group tutoring and intervention is provided by Katie to primary and secondary schools.

Katie is a Linguistics graduate from the University of Manchester and gained her Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary English from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a wife and mother of two children, aged 10 and 7, and is co-Director of The Learning Collective Group Ltd.

Katie is currently working in three schools with young people in small group settings. She is 100% driven by people, whether it be spending time with family or friends or helping people who need support, practically, emotionally or academically.

Katie has taught in three large secondary schools over 20 years, securing outstanding results in KS3 tests, GCSEs and A-levels in both English and English Literature with young people across all abilities. Year on year, she achieved ‘positive residuals’ whereby the performance of her students always compared favourably to their performance in other subjects. Katie has also had extensive experience of teaching Year 2-6 students. Her teaching is lively and engages all children she works with.

Katie’s approach to teaching is simple. She thrives on making a difference and she is motivated by helping young people grow in confidence and achieve success. She plans for each individual’s academic needs by writing personalised programmes of study based around their hobbies and interests, wherever possible.

Katie engages students by making sessions challenging, lively and enjoyable. Her passion for English is passed to the young people she teaches. Katie takes the fear out of aspects of English students have struggled with and brings clarity to areas that can bring confusion. She is a perfectionist and loves what she does.

Katie firmly believes that to ensure young people reach their potential, each student must be taught as an individual. In order to do this, she plans lessons that cater for different learning styles. She is uncompromising in her belief that all young people can reach their full potential given a secure environment and detailed, personal written feedback.


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Education Workshop Design & Training

Education Workshop Design & Training

For students via schools, charities, community groups and other organisations



The Learning Collective are experts in designing, resourcing, delivering and evaluating the impact of educational workshops. 

Responding to specific client briefs, we use innovative, inclusive and active learning strategies to immerse students in any given theme. These may be whole school issues concerning such things as online safety, anti-discrimination, digital literacy, drugs awareness, spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG), revision skills or sex and relationships education (SRE). Alternatively, they may be specific subject themes dealing with certain historical periods (e.g. World War I), novels/poems (e.g. Of Mice and Men), debates (e.g. religious ideology), ethics (e.g. euthanasia), processes (e.g. glaciation) and challenges (business enterprise).

Our learning strategies are based on collaboration, drama in education methodology and self-discovery. They are fully inclusive and safely guide students of all abilities towards active engagement. We strongly believe in the principle of doing is learning.

We are currently working with high-profile national organisations in educational workshop design, delivery and staff training. We would be delighted to provide the contact details of clients who are happy to testify for the quality of service we offer or provide you with samples of our work.

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Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy

For schools, community groups and other organisations who wish to promote the importance of digital literacy, critical thinking and online safety, The Learning Collective bring you innovative workshops designed to help young people stay safe online and manage a healthy digital footprint.

Copywright, The Learning Collective Group Ltd, 2017


JK Rowling

'The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.'

JK Rowling

JK Rowling

'The internet has been a boon and a curse for teenagers.'

JK Rowling

With a focus on prejudice and discrimination, students leave this workshop with a memorable experience and one which will provide them with a strong awareness of...

  1. the impact of prejudice and how it impacts victims
  2. how organisations and individuals use 'honey trap' tactics to groom and spread prejudice
  3. stereotyping and how it can lead to misunderstanding and misrepresentation
  4. hate speech and how it can be recognised and safely challenged
  5. the 'digital footprint' and how to maintain a healthy one
  6. staying safe online
  7. how to think critically about the information they see online

Umberto Eco

'The problem with the internet is that it gives you everything - reliable material and crazy material. So the problem becomes, how do you discriminate? 

Umberto Eco 

Umberto Eco

'The problem with the internet is that it gives you everything - reliable material and crazy material. So the problem becomes, how do you discriminate? 

Umberto Eco 

Groups up to a maximum of 30, over 2 to 5 hours, secure their learning through active involvement in the following strategies:

  • Learning Stations
  • Role on the Wall
  • Marketplace
  • Conscience Alley
  • Spectrum of Difference
  • Verbal Football
  • Textual Analysis
  • Treasure Hunt

Our workshops work on the mantra of being 'serious fun' and they are designed inclusively, allowing students of all abilities the opportunity to participate and achieve.

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In 2016, the NSPCC published a study called 'The experiences of 11-16 years olds on social networking sites'.


  • 67% of the UK's 9-16 year olds with internet access have a profile on a social networking site
  • 28% of 11-16 year olds have had an upsetting experience on a social networking site. 37% of these experiences involved 'trolling'
  • 1 in 10 children are upset by an experience on a daily basis. It an average sized secondary school, that's 100 children. 
  • 8 in 10 children did not talk to someone about their experience.
  • 84% of 11-16 year olds are on Facebook; 60% on YouTube; 50% on Twitter; and 19% on Instagram.


Source: Lilley, C., Ball, R. and Vernon, H. (2014) The experiences of 11-16 year olds on social networking sites. [London]: NSPCC.

Our online safety workshop focuses on the theme of prejudice and discrimination and we use a wide range of multimedia resources to engage and inspire students. We made the film below during the design of the workshop to inspire ourselves!


Drama for Schools

Drama for Schools

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The Bespoke Workshop

We apply the drama process to any curriculum subject (e.g. Evolution, The Celts, Romeo & Juliet) or whole school theme (Democracy, Internet Safety) in these full or half-day workshops. Available to groups of 8 – 30. For students in years 4-13.

‘But I Wanted To Do Drama’

If timetable clashes have prevented students from taking GCSE/BTEC Drama, we can deliver the full course to students over two or three years during a weekly two-hour workshop run after school hours. A minimum group of 4 students is required.


A unique, active approach to teaching the fundamentals and complexities of spelling, punctuation and grammar. Great for engaging students, early intervention and intensive tuition. Duration and regularity of this programme at the discretion of the individual school.

Play In A Box

Allow us to produce your school play from start to finish. We can work with casts of up to 50 students to either devise an original piece of work or perform an already published play. Length of project determined by the scale of the project required.

The Starting 11

A programme of learning for football-mad students, focused on emotional intelligence and using drama as the predominant methodology. Ideal for students in years 4-11. Includes rigorous assessment and impact evaluation.

Drama Club

A weely one-hour, after school club giving students the chance to blow off some steam, have fun and explore different drama skills. Available to groups of 8 – 30. For students in years 4-13.


Website Design & Management

Website Design & Management

Our school leadership and media communication expertise combine perfectly to provide schools and other educational organisations with a competitively priced, high quality web design and management service. 

In an age of social media proliferation, the website is a key tool that can rapidly enhance home/school communications, providing a vehicle for information and celebration. It is more often than not the first point of contact for prospective parents and your website will define your organisation immediately. In a fast moving culture, we ensure your website captures the attention of visitors and gives them a clear appreciation of your school.

The design process involves three phases:

Phase 1 – Design Consultation

The design consultation lasts a minimum of two hours. We have developed a framework of questions that will help stimulate ideas and allow us to gather the important information we need to create a website you can feel proud of. Our questions are designed to understand your school’s identity, values and unique selling points. Amongst other considerations, we will focus on:

  • your marketing objectives
  • your range of services
  • your target demographic
  • your competitors and what sets the most successful apart
  • search terms and phrases that can be integrated in to your website to ensure search engine optimisation
  • your current use of social media and the types of activity would you wish to preserve and translate to a website
  • the kind of visual experience you require for your audience, e.g. the use of colour, typography and space
  • how you wish your site to be organised
  • whether you require a blog
  • whether you require your website to be mobile responsive.     

These are just indicative of the types of questions we ask during the design consultation.

Phase 2 – Website Design

We take everything we’ve learned away and design a first version website for you. In addition to the understanding of your school we achieved during consultation, we will need such things as a high resolution logo; existing literature or brochures that will help with content creation; photographs; video (if required); testimonials you have already secured, etc.  The speed of the whole website design process will be quickened if as much content as possible can be provided in an electronic format.

Phase 3 – Final Review, Amendments and Publication

Once the draft website has been completed, it will be presented to you during an in-depth review. We will navigate the site together and there will be opportunities to suggest final amendments. When you are completely satisfied with the website we will go ‘live’.

What Do You Get?

Inclusive in the cost of the website are the following features:

  • Website platform – the software required to build a website.
  • Full website design.
  • Domain name – your current website address or a new one.
  • Cloud storage – more cloud space than you will ever need, which is great for displaying lots of quality content
  • Mobile device compatibility – the ability to enjoy an outstanding website experience irrespective of what you view it on. This is vital in age where 70% of people access websites through tablets and/or smartphones.
  • Interactive features such as: integrated video player, blog, galleries and image carousels
  • Polls
  • Feedback facilities, e.g. comment boxes and forms for visitors
  • Social media integration


In the first year, the cost of the website, inclusive of VAT, ranges between £299 and £899, depending on the cost of your annual website platform fee. The more sophisticated the design, the higher the cost but be reassured that the cheapest platform fees will still give you an excellent website.

Following year one, an annual website platform fee between £49 and £299 will be payable.

Additional Services

We offer a range of additional services, including logo design, content management* and website training.

*Amongst other things, content management can involve:

  • photography sessions
  • filmmaking
  • interviews
  • copywriting
  • memes
  • social marketing
  • podcasting
  • management of integrated social media channels.

The image carousel below showcases a range of social media content designed by The Learning Collective, the majority of which use original photography.