Kindergarten

Testimonials

"Honestly, best and most practical training I've ever been on. Offered me clear solution to raising standards in KS3 and I have not been able to find this anywhere! Thank you so much. I would love to work closely with the DI Hub going forward.

- A. Clutterbuck, Livingstone Academy Bournemouth

Suzy and Kevin would like to thank everyone for their kind responses and feedback.

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"Our son is now in Year 8 at Avonbourne Academy. He is very happy there and has made huge academic progress since he has been there. The DI facility is amazing and my son is now working to the correct academic level in English having spent the whole of Juniors 'working below'."- Parent, Avonbourne Academies

"Thank you Suzy for the brilliant 2 day intense training on Direct Instruction."- A. Jabbar, Washwood Academy

"Thrilled to have Suzy Wybrow and the Direct Instruction Hub UK coming to visit us at Skegness Academy next term for two days of Direct Instruction training by the sea. I can’t wait to bring DI to our early readers from September."

- J. Houlston-Lau, Senior Assistant Principal at Skegness Academy

"I attended the DI Corrective Maths training delivered by Kevin Surrey and Suzy Wybrow. I wanted to say that it was superb! As somebody who has delivered a DI programme to pupils, I learnt so much, as well as my team who were learning about DI for the first time. Kevin and Suzy delivered the training with such clarity, brevity and enthusiasm. They did a great job in persuading the cynics and raising the interest for the converted. The delivery was incredibly clear and informative. I really appreciated the focus on rehearsal which got teachers up and practising their delivery. I'm very excited to see how the Direct Instruction programme is implemented at Astrea Academy Trust, and ever so grateful that United Learning has invested so much into Direct Instruction training."

- N. Rizvi, National Lead for Maths at Astrea Trust Sheffield

"We've enjoyed an excellent couple of days of Direct Instruction training from Kevin and Suzy at the Direct Instruction Hub UK- the quality of training, QA, coaching and supportive follow up on offer will make a huge difference to pupils in schools across our trust. THANK YOU!"-S. Stanton, Director of Education at Advantage Schools

"Great training from two passionate leaders at the Direst Instruction Hub UK. Helping us to evaluate and strengthen the delivery our of Direct Instruction lessons. Sparked an interesting debate about the best model for delivery at Swindon Academy."- L. Jordan, Vice Principal at Swindon Academy

"The Direct Instruction Hub UK have lots of expertise in this area and provided fantastic training and support."

- K. Barrett, Greenshaw Trust

"For teachers wanting to know more about Direct Instruction- Kevin and Suzy."- N. Landesman, St. Bernard's School NY

"Honestly, best and most practical training I've ever been on. Offered me clear solution to raising standards in KS3 and I have not been able to find this anywhere! Thank you so much. I would love to work closely with the Direct Instruction Hub UK going forward." - A. Clutterbuck, Livingstone Academy Bournemouth

"Both Kevin and Suzy were approachable and knowledgeable. Both were keen to answer questions and explained answers clearly."- K. Brennan, Tregonwell Academy

"First training course I have done, and it was a great experience."- E. Willis, Swindon Academy

"I will highly recommend Direct Instruction- not only to be used at my current school, but at any school I go to in the future."- V. Shelley, Assistant Principal at Northbridge House

"This training was very useful to my role and has given me a thorough understanding of the programme."

- D. Carryl, Swindon Academy

"I thoroughly enjoyed the two day session- there is a lot to take in! I love that Suzy is readily available to contact. I want to be as able as I can to allow our students to become successful readers."- J. Delbuono, Bulwell Academy Nottingham

"I have also visited Avonbourne and seen the line ups. Anyone in a school trying to implement these should watch 'the real thing' at this school. Also watch Kevin and Suzy teaching Direct Instruction if you get the chance. You won't ever observe better use of lesson time."- J. Owen, Coleridge College Cambridge

"DI Training today with the Direct Instruction Hub UK and Suzy It’s been insightful to see the clear impact Direct Instruction has on lower prior attaining students - excited to meet some students later to talk about their experience with the programme!"- J. Sheehan, Nova Hreod Swindon

"Had a great time and going away brimming with ideas! Thank you for your time and support."

- N. Hadley, Turner Free School Folkstone

"Great training delivered. Really excited to get involved and deliver this!"- J. Stone, Swindon Academy

"Good training. Attention to detail being key. Lot's of background on its' effectiveness."

- P. Platten, Bulwell Academy Nottingham

"Superb training from both Suzy and Kevin. Incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable in their field. They are keen to offer support and answered any questions that I had!"- L. Yarrow, St. Michael's Middle, Wimborne

"Great training from the Direct Instruction Hub UK. We can't wait to get started!"-P. Mullen, Blaise High School Bristol

"Thank you for a very pleasant training course."- M. Snell, Blaise High School Bristol

"Thank you! An excellent course delivered in a friendly and professional manner. The mix of theory, content and practical tasks were well balanced."- S. Smits, Northbridge House London

"I feel confident that I will get the help that I need if I struggle with any aspects of the Direct Instruction programmes."

-D. Grant, Swindon Academy

"I understand now why you need to have the Direct Instruction training in order to deliver the programme."

- E. Helyer, Castle View Academy Portsmouth

"BEST training I have attended! I can't wait to get started and start seeing progress and children achieving success."

- J. Urwin, Tansfield School County Durham

"The Direct Instruction training was very friendly and informative." -R, Wurburton, Kingsway Park School Rochdale

"Brilliant course. Well informed and supportive instructors. Excited to start Direct Instruction in my school and see the success of our students."- L. Shotton, Tansfield School, County Durham

"Suzy Wybrow was superb especially on the second day- couldn't have been more open in terms of offering support and guidance moving forward."- E. Hepburn, Castle View Academy Portsmouth

"Fully enjoyed the training. I found Suzy and Kevin very knowledgeable and understanding of staff who have never accessed Direct Instruction. It helped me to have the script for all steps of the misconceptions."- V. Locke, Kingsway Park Rochdale

"I enjoyed learning the new skills and seeing how reinforcing of key facts for kids who struggle remembering facts and getting the tools to ensure that occurs within a lesson."- O. Younge, Bacon's College London

"Was really enjoyable and learnt so much. I have never done anything like this before so thank you!"

- Y. Awada, Hurlingham Academy London

Really useful to have the chance to practice delivery on the course especially the error correction routine."

- J. Payne, Hurlingham Academy London

"I wanted to thank you for delivering the Direct Instruction session for English in July and say how wonderful it was to hear how you and UL have developed the intervention to really have the potential to make a difference - I can't wait to start it with our students in Sept -Oct."- R. Begum- The Joan Roan School London

"I would like to thank you for what you have done for my daughter. I have seen a great improvement in her use of vocabulary and using it in the correct context and she is always asking what certain words mean. I am just glad she is picking up a book."- Parent, Avonbourne Academy Bournemouth

"Thanks so much to Suzy and Kevin for two great days of training on all things Direct Instruction!"

- N. Graham, Glenmoor & Winton  Academies, Bournemouth

"The power of Direct Instruction is incredible! Setting up a South East DI Hub has made such a difference to our pupils. Looking forward to seeing it grow & even more pupils benefit across primary & secondary! Thank you Suzy and Kevin for all your help!"- C. Hill, Turner School Folkstone

"Direct Instruction Hub UK strikes again! What an amazing achievement from this student and great work from Kevin and Suzy. Let's continue with THIS energy and determination so more students can reap results like this! #DirectInstruction #closingthegaps #learningmatters"- McGraw Hill EMEA

"Popped into the Direct Instruction Hub UK at Avonbourne too and saw the brilliant Suzy and Kevin in action with Direct Instruction - great to see it live and led by the pros!"- K. Barrett, Holmleigh Park High Gloucester

"If you want to look into Corrective Reading I'd recommend contacting the Direct Instruction Hub K with Kevin and Suzy

and for help sourcing books, contact Emma Chambers at McGraw Hill."- @Missis_SCS

"Had a great day with the Direct Instruction Hub UK with Suzy and Kevin for Day 1 of Direct Instruction training. Loved the opportunity to practice with the scripts and the 7 steps for error correction. Such a wonderful tool. Really looking forward  to Day 2 and more practice #engelmannsDI. Kevin & Suzy were great. Lovely, warm, welcoming and their feedback was brilliant. Check out their website for case studies, blogs and NIFDI for the programmes and further information. I’ll be using the Mathematics programmes. Corrective Mathematics I think it’s called."

- D. Leslie, Bell Baxter School Fife

"I think I am just really fortunate to be working with such great people all of the time and the training you both ran is some of the best I have attended, thank you both!"- R. Rainbow, Maths Director at Greenshaw Learning Trust

"Two days of excellent Direct Instruction training for our Greenshaw Learning Trust schools, led by the wonderful Suzy and Kevin. Such clarity around the need to provide precise instruction and achievable steps to mastery in the classroom. " It’s great to see that his legacy is in such great hands here in the UK."  

- S. Delahoy, English Director at Greenshaw Learning Trust

"Thank you for hosting two of my new colleagues! Really excited to hear all about it next week."- @behaviour_guy

"Thank you for a very thought provoking day Suzy and Kevin at the Direct Instruction Hub UK- we are looking forward to becoming part of #TeamDI"- A. Fuller, Bulwell Academy Nottingham

"So pleased that so many Greenshaw Learning Trust staff are there learning from the best- Suzy and Kevin at the Direct Instruction Hub UK!"- S. Vardy, Greenshaw Learning Trust

"Brilliant day of training with the Direct Instruction Hub UK today, learnt so much about the course and can't wait to roll it out in September!"- K. Barrett, Greenshaw Learning Trust

"Check out Direct Instruction @suzywybrow"- @artwadeley

"Thank you Suzy and Kevin for a fascinating couple of days. My brain definitely aches from the intensity of it all!"

- A. Minett, Parkside Community College Cambridge

"We have enjoyed our training with you Suzy and Kevin and very happy to host."

- J. Gurvidi, Trumpington Community College Cambridge

"Mind buzzing after two days of Direct Instruction training with the Direct Instruction Hub. Huge thanks to Suzy and Kevin for an enjoyable and truly fascinating course. Lots to think about regarding the next stage of Farnham Heath End School's journey."- Mr Newman, Farnham Heath End School Surrey

"Have a look at the work of the Direct Instruction Hub UK! Suzy and Kevin are incredibly helpful people to reach out to"

- S. Stanton, Advantage Schools Bedford

"Really insightful looking at the huge impact Direct Instruction has on learners who need it the most. #equalityofopportunity #educationchangeslives"- The Albion Academy, Salford

"Thank you Suzy and Kevin at the Direct Instruction Hub UK. The Direct Instruction training was very thorough and incredibly helpful. This will hugely benefit our team and most importantly our pupils!"

- T. Norfolk, Harrop Fold Manchester

"Fantastic training day with the Direct Instruction Hub UK. Suzy and Kevin do an amazing job providing initial training. This is exactly what you need if you're implementing Direct Instruction!"- J. Owen, Astrea Academy Trust

" A fabulous first day of Direct Instruction. So excited to implement this at The Hyndburn Academy. Thank you Suzy and the Direct Instruction Hub UK."- S. Rose, The Hyndburn Academy Blackburn

"Thanks for the training last week - all the staff really enjoyed it and are excited to start implementing it ASAP."

- D. Boyden, The Hyndburn Academy Blackburn

"Contact the team at the Direct Instruction Hub UK, they are so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Suzy and Kevin are phenomenal trainers too! If you're serious about making a difference- this actually gets lasting results!"

- @V_engteacher, Gloucester Academy

"So far, a great morning at the Direct Instruction Hub UK with Kevin and Suzy. Excited to keep learning more about the positive impact Direct Instruction has on our learners!"- L. Sloane, Avonwood Primary Bournemouth

"Thank you so much for the fantastic session on Friday, it was brilliant."- E. Gaisford, Paddington Academy London

"Thank you so much to you and Kevin for all your support and helpful CPD on Thursday."

- L. Dhoomun, Walthamstow Academy London

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the session today. I thought I was smashing the Direct Instruction teaching, but there was so much I didn't know! Looking forward to returning after Easter and putting this into practice. Without sounding too gushy, I absolutely love teaching Direct Instruction. I have been teaching English for twenty years, HoD for almost half of that, and I can honestly say I haven't bought into anything as much as I do Direct Instruction. Thanks again for all the support!"

- Miss Symons, Carter Community Poole

"Suzy and Kevin do some amazing work with Engelmann’s programmes in schools"- S. Hall, @Up_Learn

"Absolutely lovely to talk to you both - a huge thank you for your support, encouragement and guidance!"- @advschools

"Thank you so much for the inspiring training last week."- Mr Raleigh, Thurstable School Colchester

 

"A big thank you, to Suzy & Kevin! Very well delivered session."- Mr Williams, Coleridge Community College Cambridge

"Fab session with the awesome Suzy and Kevin looking forward to our virtual start!"- S. Kelly, Gloucester Academy

"I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you for your support and how much this has helped setting up Direct Instruction remotely in school. This is actually the first time we've EVER delivered Direct Instruction, not just online but a first in all respects."

- N. Hadley, Turners School Folkstone

"Just to say a huge thank you Direct Instruction Hub UK for your support ahead of our OFSTED inspection today. You really instilled a great deal of confidence in me and luckily the Direct Instruction programme and the work we are doing related to it went down very well with the Inspector. I also found the CPD session really useful and now feel more empowered to better support my Direct Instruction teachers! Thank you so much and I look forward to meeting you both again in March!"- Z. Hanif, John Smeaton Academy Leeds

"A great Direct Instruction session. Thanks so much Kevin and Suzy at the Direct Instruction Hub UK"

- Amy, Tansfield School County Durham

"Suzy, I just wanted to say thanks for letting me watch your remote lesson today. It was very useful to see all your tips in action!"

- S. Rawlins, Swindon Academy

"Just wanted to say that the delivering Direct Instruction online session last week was incredibly  useful. I’m currently waiting on my books to arrive for the students, but have plucked up the courage to try to replicate our lessons remotely.

Individual turns definitely works, the engagement is brilliant and the students are getting the deal that they deserve."

- A. Sleight, Lambeth Academy London

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the informative and useful session yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

And thanks for the resources too."- Claire, Carter Community School Poole

"A big thank you to Suzy and Kevin at the Direct Instruction Hub UK for being so generous with their time, advising us on taking our DI delivery online. I know so many of our students will benefit and we are all very grateful."

- N. Bell, Bedford Free School

"Excellent Direct Instruction Hub UK webinar today (14th January 2021) with pragmatic tips for delivering live online Direct Instruction lessons. Critical for these students: practice+relax, teacher/student game (beat the teacher!), Systematic Individual turns, Say the fact, Cognitive Routine and 6 Error Steps"- R. Tutt, United Learning

"Amazing to see the Direct Instruction Hub delivering NIFDI Direct Instruction via #remotelearning for students up and down the UK. It's an uncertain time for teachers and schools right now and we are working closely with Suzy and Kevin to support as much as we can. Watch this space!"- P. Bhambra McGraw Hill UK

"Got annihilated by my Year 8 and 9 Direct Instruction class today in the teacher/student game, what brilliant focus they had! Live lessons and on a Friday! Thanks Direct Instruction Hub UK"- K. Heaver, Avonbourne Academies Bournemouth

"Highlight of the day was being on duty and seeing students come round holding their Direct Instruction certificates showing everyone (students and staff) they could see. Reading ability (tick) Numeracy ability (tick) Confidence (tick) A life changing programme!"- @t_kidman

"Another week of remote learning going well. The provision from Avonbourne Academies has been fantastic. So impressed with the Direct Instruction Hub UK Maths lessons my child is receiving."- Parent, Avonbourne Academies

"Really excited that we are managing to get our NIFDI Engelmann Direct Instruction lessons shifted to online live lessons at United Learning. The Direct instruction Hub UK provide guidance and support #gapbusting."

- Regional Director, United Learning

"A fantastic two day training with Suzy and Kevin from the Direct Instruction Hub UK. I am so excited to begin this journey! Thank you for everything! #TeamDI" - Miss Woonton, Tansfield School County Durham

"Excited for Direct Instruction training at Emmanuel Middle School part of Wimborne Trust on 24/25 September 2020 with Suzy and Kevin at the Direct Instruction Hub UK"- B. Boyes, Direct of Improvement at Wimborne Trust

"Brilliant programme of intervention, loved the training! Super excited to start delivering in September #TeamDI The Direct Instruction Hub UK with Suzy and Kevin" - S. Kelly, Gloucester Academy

"Really good to see effective local MAT collaboration with Suzy and Kevin from the Direct Instruction Hub UK based at Avonbourne Academies, providing Engelmann Direct Instruction training to colleagues from Budmouth Academy All Saints and Wey Valley last week."- R. Tutt, United Learning

"Project Follow Through- just like Suzy and Kevin explained in their excellent Direct Instruction training session."

- J. Heap, Gloucester Academy

"It was so fantastic to meet Kevin and Suzy from the Direct Instruction Hub UK this week! We were so lucky to receive such excellent Direct Instruction training for Swindon Academy and Nova Hreod and we are excited to continue our journey with Direct Instruction at United Learning. Thank you!"- K. Hendra, Swindon Academy

"The feedback I've heard from the Nova Hreod staff has been really positive. Thank you for the training Direct instruction Hub UK"- Nick, Head at Nova Hreod Academy Swindon

"Really looking forward to meeting Kevin and completing the Direct instruction Hub UK training"

- Orchard Park High Croydon

"I watched your excellent Direct Instruction Webinar on the 10th November 2020."- Dr Solity, Optimapsychology

"Our students and staff are incredibly fortunate to have access to Direct instructions programme here Avonbourne."

- Avonbourne Academies, T&L

"Huge thanks to Suzy and Kevin from the Direct Instruction Hub UK for their input to a busy day here Emmanuel Middle. Looking forward to dDay 2"- R. Christopher Emmanuel Middle School, Verwood

"I had an hours catch up with the Direct Instruction Hub UK superstars, Suzy and Kevin. Inspired. My classroom practice has changed permanently after one hour with these guys. Blessed. Direct Instruction- there's fruit for every child & teacher"

- @Behaviour_Guy

"Have been hearing wonderful things about the high quality training and support of Kevin and Suzy at the Direct  Instruction Hub UK that took place with the Maths Team Bedford Free School today!"- @advschools

"So excited to be welcoming Suzy and Kevin to our school today- our journey with Direct Instruction continues!"

- R. Ashbee, Telford Park Academy

"Effective and efficient'. For those starting KS3 not where they should be, DI with Kevin at the Dirct Instruction Hub UK"

- Mandy, Maths at Avonbourne Academies Bournemouth

"Explicit and Direct Instruction blogs by Tom Needham and the Direct Instruction Hub UK- super helpful people!"

- Joe, Sheffield

"I would suggest speaking to the Direct Instruction Hub UK about the Direct Instruction Maths intervention programme such as Connecting Maths Concept"- N. Rizvi, United learning

"A huge thank you to Suzy and Kevin at the Direct Instruction Hub UK for their engaging Introduction to Direct Instruction Webinar, a great resource that can help teachers bridge the attainment gap and give learners the best chance to excel"

- McGraw Hill, UK

"Fortunate to have taught in the same school and been able to drop into lessons of the Direct Instruction Hub UK for the last three years- the greatest influence on my teaching!"- T. Kidman, Magna Academy Poole

"Really enjoyed the Direct Instruction training today- thank you to the Direct Instruction Hub UK for a fantastic day with lots to reflect on. Now I can't stop clicking my fingers"- N. Barr, Avonbourne Academies Bournemouth

"Suzy is your person for explicit instruction in English!"- @MisterK23580

"We are very excited for this year! Looking forward to working with you!"

- P. Dallyn, The Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys, Dubai

"Day 1 of Direct Instruction training done, Kevin from the Direct Instruction Hub UK- you were inspiring. Suzy you were missed!"

- S. Vardy, Greenshaw Trust

"Really excited to welcome Suzy and Kevin to Kents Hill Park for full day of Direct Instruction training."

- Mr. Pilgrim, Kents Hill Park Milton Keynes

"Thanks for having me this afternoon Suzy and Kevin at the Direct Instruction Hub UK- really enjoyed seeing the Direct Instruction pros in action!"- D. Hawkins, Glenmoor and Winton Academies Bournemouth

"Thank you for a great couple of days! All of us have come away really enthused and keen to get started!"

- Mr Griffiths, Christ's College Guildford

"A great day learning about Direct Instruction and Engelmann's principles. I am hoping to incorporate these techniques when delivering the exam unit of the OCR Sports Science course. Thank you Suzy and Kevin from the Direct Instruction Hub UK"

- R. Goldsmith, Avonbourne Academies Bournemouth

"Thank you Kevin and Suzy, so glad we came to visit you at Avonbourne- can't wait to start Direct Instruction"

- Wimborne Trust, Dorset

"Proud to have the Direct Instruction Hub UK based on site at Avonbourne! A fantastic opportunity for schools looking for support and training on theory and practice of Direct Instruction."- Avonbourne Academies Bournemouth

"Thanks to Suzy and Kevin for their time today planning for Direct Instruction training Gloucester Academy- supporting students to climb their personal mountain!"- J. Heap, Greenshaw Trust

"Suzy Wybrow and Kevin Surrey are experienced Direct Instruction Lead Practitioners. If you've not been to see them delivering the Maths and English programmes then go and visit. Their energy is infectious." - C. Saunders, St. Martins

"Feel very fortunate to have witnessed the life changing results of Direct Instruction. As tutor, I saw these students' confidence and self-esteem grow massively as a result of this programme (in addition to their basic numeracy and reading). The gaps were closed!"- Mr. Kidman, Avonbourne Academies Bournemouth

“During the time that I have worked with Suzy and Kevin I am struck by their positivity and enthusiasm for delivering Direct Instruction, seeing the results and most importantly their sheer happiness at the confidence that Direct Instruction gives their students in each lesson.  Their enthusiasm is infectious and I really look forward to continuing to work with them to help others their Direct Instruction journey."- E. Chambers, McGraw Hill

"Just had the pleasure of watching Suzy Wybrow doing the Engelmann Direct Instruction Corrective Reading programme with some of our Y7s. Brilliant! Let's watch those gaps start to close. Direct Instruction Hubs are the future."

- M. Adams, Vice Principal at Magna Academy Poole

"The Direct Instruction Hub UK team, Kevin and Suzy, have gone from strength to strength, driving the department to absolute excellence. So honoured to be a part of their journey."

- Midland Hub, St. Martins Leicestershire

"I went to see one of Suzy Wybrow's lessons; really incredible. Nothing was left to chance and students really responded to the instant feedback" - J. Kendle, KS5 English Lead, Avonbourne Academies Bournemouth