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

Super Speed Study Skills
10.07.2018
Tonyrefail Comprehensive School (Secondary School)
Tonyrefail Comprehensive School
An excellently run course, Kim was very enthusiastic. She was very strong,but fair with some of our students which was good. I believe the timing of the course was well placed, as the pupils are just to start their GCSE courses.
Super Speed Study Skills
09.02.2018
Llanfyllin High School (Secondary School)
Llanfyllin High School
I found the workshops to be really enjoyable, as did the students that I spoke to and following on from that feedback from parents has also been good. Teachers who attended parts of the workshops were impressed with the way that Jay kept the students’ attention and especially impressed with their recall following on from his mindmap. Jay was really positive with the students from the outset, engaging them and setting his boundaries in a firm but friendly manner.The students responded appropriately throughout and Jay kept control of the audience accordingly.
Exam Busters
08.02.2018
Denbigh High School, Wales (Secondary School)
Denbigh High School, Wales
Emily was excellent. She was accommodating and had an excellent style of delivery with the students. She engaged the learners and some of the most challenging students remained engaged and focused throughout the sessions. We are hoping that the year 10 learners will use the methods to prepare for mock exams and the year 11 tutors who were present will continue to work on the methods used with the students.
Bridging the Gap
08.11.2017
Bassaleg Comprehensive School (Secondary School)
Bassaleg Comprehensive School
We thought this was really good. It was practical, active and really well pitched for our students. It engaged them and got them thinking and they left with lots of ideas to help them approach their 6th form studies. Really worthwhile, engaging and positive. A really enjoyable and productive atmosphere.
Super Speed Study Skills
26.09.2017
Brecon High School (Secondary School)
Brecon High School
Both courses, the Super Study Skills, Exambusters and Teacher/Parent twilight sessions were very well received and Shenaz was great! The pupils/parents found the sessions extremely beneficial and have gone away with many strategies. Shenaz was great, the pupils warmed to her friendly and enthusiastic personality.
Super Speed Study Skills
03.04.2017
Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan (Secondary School)
Ysgol Emrys Ap Iwan
Superb. Shenaz is a really well received presenter and the material that she delivered was exactly what we were looking for. Hopefully we can build on the strategies that she has given our learners as they prepare for summer exams.
Super Speed Study Skills
24.03.2017
Ysgol Maes Garmon (Secondary School)
Ysgol Maes Garmon
Thanks again for such a brilliant performance, and for giving our kids the confidence and the skills they needed in order to revise effectively for their exams. They've all used your techniques during their preparation.
Super Speed Study Skills
21.03.2017
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School (Secondary School)
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School
Both pupils and parents were positive about the training they’d received and lots of staff are now also keen to use the techniques they learnt. Shenaz and Lisa were both absolutely delightful and couldn’t have been more helpful or flexible in accommodating our timings and exact needs.
Mastering Student Motivation
17.03.2017
Ysgol Brynrefail (Secondary School)
Ysgol Brynrefail
Really good ideas. Great that we were given explanations why the ideas could work for us. Many from Years 10 and 11 felt that they would definitely use the study ideas. The presenter/workshop leader was effective because she was enthusiastic and funny (students’ comments). A really good day Shenaz was bubbly, enthusiastic and had a good rapport with the students. She was able to keep the more difficult students engaged and involved which was very positive.
Exam Busters
09.03.2017
Emrys Ip Iwan (Secondary School)
Emrys Ip Iwan

High impact, tailored specifically to our needs, a bespoke service – something I haven’t experienced form other service providers. The sessions were well catered for the different levels of learners, really liked how the techniques were then put into practice for subjects the learners are studying. Shenaz was vibrant and positive and enthusiastic, a large number of learners felt the event was valuable.

Exam Busters
08.03.2017
Ysgol Clywedog (Secondary School)
Ysgol Clywedog
Fantastic resource which will help all our pupils. Very well presented.
Exam Busters
06.03.2017
Caldicot School (Secondary School)
Caldicot School
Once again the exam buster session was the perfect Launchpad for our revision programme with Year 11 pupils which started yesterday. The majority of pupils found the session very beneficial and helpful, and feedback has been positive. Steve returned to our school for the second time and despite a difficult crowd during the first session, won them over with his energy and enthusiasm. Would have Steve back in an instant and would highly recommend.
Mastering Student Motivation
06.02.2017
Ysgol Bro Hyddgen (Secondary School)
Ysgol Bro Hyddgen

Excellent. All aspects of the course were beneficial and the feedback from all participants was excellent. Shenaz was amazing at motivating and engaging the students. A very worthwhile experience for the students and for the teachers who attended the sessions.

Exam Busters
24.01.2017
Brecon High School (Secondary School)
Brecon High School
Kim was fantastic, the parents, pupils and staff warmed to her enthusiastic personality. The feedback was all very positive regarding the Twilight session. They found the presentation very informative and learnt useful learning techniques. It was a very successful evening.
Hooks, Lines & Thinkers - Science
05.01.2017
Newport High School (Secondary School)
Newport High School
Engaging for all learners. It was good that is was subject based and not generic as the learners could apply the strategies to the topics they are currently revising. Learners really enjoyed the session and were able to identify the techniques that they can use themselves. Jay was enthusiastic and was able to create an excellent learning environment which allowed all learners to engage with the session.
Positively MAD
10.11.2016
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf (Secondary School)
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf
The course is a very good one that our pupils engage with year after year. It is full of good ideas and is delivered brilliantly.Sophie as always was outstanding. So enthusiastic and the pupils loved her. Delivers the information brilliantly each year.
Bridging the Gap
01.11.2016
Bassaleg Comprehensive School (Secondary School)
Bassaleg Comprehensive School
We thought the course was extremely informative and a great learning tool. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day and the teachers and pupils thought Sophie was very entertaining and knowledgeable, she is a great advocate for your company. You should be very proud.
Mastering Student Motivation
12.10.2016
Gyfun Aberaeron (Secondary School)
Gyfun Aberaeron

The feedback for the day has been overwhelmingly positive – from parents, staff and pupils. Following the course, Year 11 pupils have already drafted a first timetable this morning so are on track to continue with the enthusiasm and ideas shared by Shenaz during the day. We have seen that the ‘Positively MAD’ days have a noticeable effect on pupils. It plays an important part in our school calendar and provision for pupils and helps to inspire and motivate students as well as give them some practical tools that can be used in class and at home immediately.

Goal Mapping
28.09.2016
Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg (Secondary School)
Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg

Thanks for a great day Really appreciate you being so willing to help us out with such little notice Steve really fab entertaining 137 year 11 pupils for 3 hours!

Super Speed Study Skills
27.09.2016
Brecon High School (Secondary School)
Brecon High School
The Super Study Skills, Exambusters and Teacher/Parent twilight sessions were great. The pupils found the sessions very beneficial and have gone away with many strategies to help them with their learning. Sophie was great, the pupils warmed to her friendly and enthusiastic personality.
Crash Course in Accelerated Learning
11.04.2016
Old Colwyn Jnr School (Primary School)
Old Colwyn Jnr School
Sophie’s presentation was excellent. It was very engaging from the first minute to the last and was equally inspiring to our senior members of staff and our PGCE students on placement with us. The course was very well structured and engaged everyone for every minute of the 4 x 1hour workshops. Everything covered was extremely relevant, current and useful to all staff including TAs and ALN support staff. The course has reinvigorated our whole staff – many thanks.
Super Speed Study Skills
17.03.2016
Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari (Secondary School)
Ysgol Gyfun Llanhari
Lively and enthusiastic presentations (Sophie was great). The learners gained a range of skills to help them with their exam prep. Wholly suitable for the target audience. Pupils enjoyed taking part and were very positive when giving feedback to their tutors at the end of the school day. Excellent. Pitched the sessions suitably and developed a good rapport with the learners.
Exam Busters
10.03.2016
CORPUS CHRISTI HIGH SCHOOL (Secondary School)
CORPUS CHRISTI HIGH SCHOOL
Positively Fab!!! Sophie and Steve were both first class presenters who kept the children listening, interested and motivated throughout. The content was absolutely relevant. All pupils were enthused and inspired, and the feedback has been, without exception, positive It was easy to book and everything went swimmingly.
Goal Mapping
24.02.2016
Yscol Bro Hyddgen (Secondary School)
Yscol Bro Hyddgen
The courses were both very beneficial, and Shenaz took the time to adapt these to our requirements. Shenaz was a knowledgeable and enthusiastic presenter who was very well received by the pupils and staff. She adapted the afternoon session to fit in with our requirements and all pupils present enjoyed this session and were all very positive about the benefits reaped from having attended. Everyone who was present have shown confidence in applying the strategies shared. Many thanks. The parents session although with very few attendees was also very thoroughly and purposefully done.
Super Speed Study Skills
09.02.2016
Ysgol Friars (Secondary School)
Ysgol Friars
Useful and practical study skills. Sophie energized and well informed as last year. Students responded well during the parent evening that followed the course. Smoothly organized and well delivered.
Exam Busters
08.12.2015
Queen Elizabeth High School (Secondary School)
Queen Elizabeth High School

The course was particularly appropriate for our GCSE and A level exam pupils. The focus on key revision techniques really was a revelation to many of our students, particularly those of middle to low ability and aspiration. Helping make learning easier is the key to motivating these pupils and your course was able to do that superbly well. Many of the practical tips outlined on the day will be incorporated into our revision programmes and also shared with parents Our day was divided into two to cater for the two halves of a large year group. Each cohort attended a two hour workshop. The varied activities kept all pupils, even the most disaffected, on task and interested throughout. All pupils could see the relevance and effectiveness of the activities being described.

Mastering Student Motivation
25.11.2015
Ebbw Fawr Learning Community (Secondary School)
Ebbw Fawr Learning Community

Very engaging for all pupils. Course delivery was set to the ability of the pupils with high levels of expectation regarding Motivation and pupil behaviour. Many positive comments were made by pupils who in some cases were reluctant to take part at first but then realised the whole idea is that they have to have aspirations and they have to work and go after their aspiration to achieve. A very worthwhile event and suitable for the entire cohort

Mastering Student Motivation
17.11.2015
Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron (Secondary School)
Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron

The course was excellent. Pupils were buzzing with ideas and energy by the end of the session. We hope that we can maintain this motivation until the exams and beyond. The course was tailored to our needs and that is much appreciated

Exam Busters
21.10.2015
Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn (Secondary School)
Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn

The delivery was excellent and the students were highly engaged and motivated. The parents and Teacher sessions were equally well received. The material was exactly what we had asked for and the comments from the students support this. Student comments were: Overall, I found the sessions to be rather informative and useful.- I would like to thank the school for asking Shanaz to come in to Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn, thus providing an excellent opportunity to further develop our revision techniques..- Amazeballs 8/8 gr8 – George - Loved the sesh xxx - Inspiring and motivational. - Learnt and new skills Was brill- Learnt a lot - Motivational and fun - Very Helpful - Inspired me to revise - Inspiring, motivational, amazing, helpful, eye opening, scary, funny - Funny and good fun – very helpful - Starting to revise ASAP - They need to be here for longer - It was very helpful and I will be using most of the techniques that were mentioned - It was helpful and I enjoyed and I will use the techniques - I think the students have pretty much nailed it.

Exam Busters
21.10.2015
Rhosnesni High School (Secondary School)
Rhosnesni High School

Excellent once again, pupils thoroughly enjoyed it, well delivered and well suited to the needs / age range it was delivered to. Very useful session for both year groups and Jay once again kept them motivated and engaged.

Mind Mapping
30.09.2015
Builth High School (Secondary School)
Builth High School

Excellent presentation as per usual! The pupils enjoyed thoroughly and will hopefully be able to utilize the skills they used during the upcoming mock exams. The parent session was also very informative. Received great written and verbal feedback from pupils and parents.

Bridging the Gap
08.09.2015
St cenydd comprehensive school (Secondary School)
St cenydd comprehensive school

The course was well received by the students due in large part to Sophie’s lively and enthusiastic presentation. All elements were useful and relevant and there was good pace to the day’s activities. I am confident that students will make use of the various strategies introduced during their time in the sixth form. Many thanks for the ease of booking the event and for delivering the course itself.

Exam Busters
11.03.2015
Newport High School (Secondary School)
Newport High School

The courses were really beneficial to our learners. The learners really enjoyed the approach of splitting the work up into chunks and being active in between, this is an approach we will use again! The information given to learners was appropriate for our learners. Staff who participated in the activities said they found the workshops useful. Both Sophie and Rachel were fantastic, extremely professional and caring towards our learners. Their delivery was enthusiastic and interesting, we’d love to have them back. ?

Exam Busters
26.02.2015
Caldicot School (Secondary School)
Caldicot School

Exam Busting once again went down superbly with the majority of our students, providing them with some of the skills they will need as they prepare for their examinations. Steve was excellent in his delivery and we would welcome him back next year with open arms – he was superb. His enthusiasm and excellent delivery rubbed off on the pupils. By tying the day in with the pupils receiving their examination timetables I felt that the day was the perfect kick start in to the tough weeks and months ahead. Would not hesitate to book again.

Hooks, Lines & Thinkers - English
25.02.2015
Newport High School (Secondary School)
Newport High School

Excellent course, highly suitable for our learners. All learners were focused and engaged in the activities, they remembered things they were taught the next day! Specialist staff who attended enjoyed the activities and felt they could re-use the information provided and techniques. A fantastic, high energy day, Rachel was amazing! I would thoroughly recommend to any school, can’t wait for your return next week for the Study Skills and Mastering Motivation courses!

Mastering Student Motivation
23.01.2015
Tonyrefail Comprehensive (Secondary School)
Tonyrefail Comprehensive

I was grateful for the talk this morning I would like to thank Steve for making me think about the future. We all learnt something today because you have a very unique way of teaching. You made us laugh and think at the same time I would like you to come back and see us again and show us more thanks you again #steveiscool

Super Speed Study Skills
24.10.2014
Builth High School (Secondary School)
Builth High School

Excellent again this year. Kids very receptive. Already had my Yr 11 using mindmaps in their revision! Going to reinforce reviewing now!

Super Speed Study Skills
23.10.2014
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School (Secondary School)
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

As usual the presentations from Jay were very useful for our students and we feel this is a positive experience for them and it keeps them engaged.

Exam Busters
22.10.2014
Cardiff High School (Secondary School)
Cardiff High School

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.

Bridging the Gap
17.09.2014
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf (Secondary School)
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

An engaging course containing very useful guidance and advice on effective studying. Staff who attended the sessions with students found its content very interesting and engaging. The course was delivered in a friendly, clear, respectful and purposeful manner. The day ran very smoothly, and all students responded positively to Sophie’s presentations; appreciating that the session was worthwhile. We appreciate Sophie’s willingness to accommodate our needs in terms of time constraints and numbers.

Super Speed Study Skills
30.04.2014
Bishop Vaughan R C School (Secondary School)
Bishop Vaughan R C School

Brilliant. The materials were pitched at exactly the right level for our pupils – they were kept amused and challenged throughout. Pupils enjoyed the session enormously and many have been to tell me today how amazing it was

Exam Busters
07.04.2014
Newtown High School (Secondary School)
Newtown High School

Fantastic course! All students enjoyed themselves and got a lot from the day. Steve was a total professional and excellent to work with. Diolch!

Exam Busters
07.03.2014
Ysgol Brynhyfryd (Secondary School)
Ysgol Brynhyfryd

It was a fantastic day - thanks Jay and the team.

Exam Busters
03.03.2014
Builth Wells High School (Secondary School)
Builth Wells High School

The course was brilliant with the pupils taking a lot from the day. Jay was excellent the pupils took to his style of presentation very quickly. There has been a real buzz in the school too. I am confident this will mean a more positive attitude towards their revision. Timing was excellent. 100% attention from the pupils at all times. Parents took something from the afterschool session too.

Exam Busters
18.02.2014
Tonyrefail school (Secondary School)
Tonyrefail school

Just want to say a massive thank you for the sessions Karim ran at our school yesterday.Staff, pupils and parents were very impressed with the content and delivery of the sessions.Some of our pupils are difficult to engage but Karim engaged and motivated them.I really believe it will make a difference. I will definitely be asking you to visit our school again when I get my new year group! Many thanks

Super Speed Study Skills
13.02.2014
Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade (Secondary School)
Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade

The course was a great success , the students enjoyed the workshops provided and many of them could see how they could benefit from following some of the revision techniques outlined by Mark Kennedy . The interactive nature of the course also helped to ensure the students were concentrating throughout the two hours. A great day

Mastering Student Motivation
11.02.2014
Caldicot School (Secondary School)
Caldicot School

Jay came out to my school today and can I say that he was brilliant, such an inspiration and he has encouraged me to do more revision for my exams in the summer, thank you for doing what you do

Positively MAD
08.11.2013
Llantwit Major School (Secondary School)
Llantwit Major School

Jay ran the session really well, and was motivational. Parents have already requested another session with themselves and pupils together/very well received.

Positively MAD
06.11.2013
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School (Secondary School)
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School

The children and parents who participated in the day enjoyed it. The presenter was excellent and engaging too

Bridging the Gap
21.10.2013
Gower College (Secondary School)
Gower College

I arranged for PM to come to Gower College but unfortunately I was off sick when the event took place. Staff have told me they were very impressed with the event and once some get back to me with emailed comments I'll fill in the sheet and return it to you. I am definitely interested in booking with you again.

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