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The CATALYST programme

The CATALYST programme is a modular set of services for schools to help them make effective use of digital technologies for teaching and learning. According to the best available research external link icon this has the potential to create a four month improvement in learning gains.

Broadly following the ADDIE model external link icon, a proven, rigorous technique that aims to build effective training and performance support, the programme can create sustainable change that matches both school and individual teacher needs. All five modules of the CATALYST programme are underpinned by extensive educational research, and can be used separately or in combinations, depending on a school's needs.

The APT methodology

Catalysed's overall approach is driven by the APT methodology , where APT is shorthand for the Alignment of Pedagogy and Technology. This methodology was developed through extensive educational research in both secondary and higher education by the founder of Catalysed Ltd, Dr Richard Osborne.

Unlike traditional ICT training, the APT methodology uses principles from ecological psychology to help teachers reflect on their current pedagogic practice, and through specially designed AIM models design changes to those practices; this time efficient process reveals the affordance of digital technologies within the context of those designed changes, and hence aligns pedagogy and technology.

Which module is right for you?


Whole school analysis of technological pedagogical readiness


Group workshops to design professional development action plans


Group workshops to develop expertise in specific digital technologies


Individual teacher support in class integrating digital technologies


Whole school evaluations of digital technologies integration initiatives

Timescales & pricing

The CATALYST programme can range from just a few hours commitment from staff in after school workshops, to a comprehensive programme of linked events across an entire school year. Costs range from as little as £60 per hour for one-to-one support in the classroom to £3,000+ for more complex integrated projects. More detailed pricing is included on each of the module pages, above.

(please note that all pricing excludes expenses)