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Powerful tools, processes and professional development for current and aspiring Advanced Practitioners: register your interest now for this exciting CPD opportunity which will unfold over the next 12 months.
Schools Standards Minister Nick Gibb and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss have announced the Advanced Maths Premium, a new fund to help schools and colleges increase the number of students studying maths after GCSE.
The Government response to the consultation on the revised subject content has been published, along with the revised subject content for Functional skills English and Functional Skills maths.
This report provides a summary of 23 behavioural science interventions which aim to improve participation and completion of maths and English courses.
This report, from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, describes a randomised control trial (RCT) into the relative effectiveness of face-to-face compared to blended learning for adult English and maths learning.
This research aimed to provide a better understanding of learners' experiences of adult English and maths courses in terms of skills gain, confidence and other life circumstances such as employment.
The SEND: Sources of Support toolkit has been designed to help learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) fulfil their ambitions and aspirations. The toolkit includes information and tools to help listen to learners with SEND, support learners into employment, learn more about Traineeships and Supported Internships and how to engage with employers.
World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don't regularly read, and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters, as well as by passionate individuals who give out their own books within their communities.
This report from National Numeracy explains what numeracy is, how it 'hides' behind maths, and how we can all help to make the UK numerate.
Trainers, learning support assistants, teachers, managers, assessors, teacher trainers, leaders and academics from across the education and training sector joined together at Ramside Hall in Durham on the 18th December for an inspiring and uplifting event to celebrate the success of the North East and Cumbria Oustanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme.
This interactive 90-minute webinar will introduce you to a new set of highly engaging materials produced by the Education and Training Foundation to support learners' Functional Skills (maths and English) development. The materials are appropriate to a range of contexts, including 16-19 learners, apprentices, adult returners, learners in prisons and ESOL, and can be used in both high and low-tech teaching environments.
Are you interested in improving your delivery of maths and English within the new apprenticeship standards? As part of the Maths and English Pipeline we are offering a series of interactive CPD webinars to support a range of staff including assessors, work-based supervisors, trainers, instructors, employers and managers to address some of the key challenges around delivering maths and English in apprenticeships.
The Reading Agency has recently announced next year's Quick Reads authors and titles, which will be available from 1 February 2018. Quick Reads are bite-sized books by bestselling writers and celebrities. They are ideal for regular readers wanting a short, fast read, and for those who have lost the reading habit or find reading tough.
This 2018 calendar, which is available to download and print, was produced by conference artist Graham Ogilvie to celebrate the success of the Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) North East and Cumbria.
The aim of these one-day courses, developed and delivered by ccConsultancy and partners, is to introduce you to newly-produced exemplar activities produced by Pye Tait Consulting on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation. The courses will help you to understand how you can adapt and use the activities to develop learners' Functional Skills abilities and support learners to achieve Functional Skills outcomes.
New interactive resources to support functional skills maths and English are now available on the BBC Bitesize website
Report from the Department for Education on effective teaching and provision of English and mathematics to those without GCSE grades A* to C
The Scottish government is expected to announce plans to integrate the use of British Sign Language (BSL) into every element of daily and public life. It will reveal its national plan for people with hearing loss later. Measures expected to be in the plan include moves to remove barriers which prevent hearing impaired people becoming teachers. It is also likely to address "fair and equal access" to employment opportunities, including apprenticeships and internships.
Autism is not a mental health condition itself, but around 70-80% of children and adults on the autism spectrum have experienced mental health problems. Autistic young people have particular difficulty finding suitable help. This new report presents recommendations from a study in which young autistic people themselves were partners in an academic research project to explore their experiences and needs.
Trainers, learning support assistants, teachers, managers, assessors, teacher trainers, leaders and academics from across the education and training sector joined together at Ramside Hall in Durham on the 8th September for an inspiring and uplifting event to mark the half way point in the North-East and Cumbria OTLA programme.
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