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The fast moving news and information channel for teachers, managers and supporters of functional skills and GCSE maths & English, digital skills, ESOL, employability and SEND.

The next meeting of the Essential Skills and Inclusion Network will be held online on the 11th of November. All Practitioners of English, Maths, ESOL, SEND and digital skills working in the prison sector are welcome.

New resources mapping the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers to the career development of practitioners have been released by the Education and Training Foundation.

This year’s results GCSE maths and English results showed a slight improvement compared to the previous set of exams in 2019, which were taken before the switch to teacher assessments during the pandemic.

Black British Book Map

Black British Book Map

The National Literacy Trust have created a digital map of Black and Black British authors, illustrators, publishers and bookshops from all over the UK.

SEND Community of Practice

SEND Community of Practice

The next meeting of this SEND Community of Practice will be held online from 2.30pm to 4pm on the 25th November 2022 (no charge).


Newcastle College

Teacher training at Newcastle College

Take a look at the teacher training opportunities available at Newcastle College, which include generic teaching courses and also specialist maths, English, ESOL and LDD/SEND PGCE programmes.

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