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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.

Ofqual has published a progress update on the new Digital Functional Skills qualifications, with information on the status as at 13 July 2023 of the qualifications that awarding organisations are developing.

In this podcast, Beth Goodliff of NCETM speaks to Maths4Girls, who provide inspirational speakers and role models to talk to students about why girls can and should study maths.

What assistive technologies are already free and built into your existing tools? How can you promote these more effectively to learners? This free webinar, available on demand, will help you find out.

This follow-up report on reading education in prisons finds that, while some progress has been made, there has been limited improvement in assessment, staff resourcing and professional development.


Newcastle College Teachers of English and Maths

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.

Featured Organisations

The Education and Training Foundation Develop your practice
iSpring Suite 11
Advancing Equality
Kevin Norley
Literacy and ESOL Readers from Gatehouse Books
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Newcastle College Teachers of English and Maths
PDN #fetapestry logo
#APConnect Skylark Pathway

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