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Welcome to the Skills for Life Network e-news update.

Another update on ESOL funding in this edition of the e-news, and on European funding available to support study visits, projects and networks. Remember you can find all funding related articles in the site Knowledgebase - just tick 'funding' in the category list.

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Barbara Zealley

Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Are you a confident, charismatic, energetic adult literacy teacher?  Have you got a track record in helping people with reading and writing problems?  If you

Adult Literacy teacher required for TV documentary series
Are you a confident, charismatic, energetic adult literacy teacher? Have you got a track record in helping people with reading and writing problems? If you're a qualified teacher with a strong track record, and if you're interested in bringing your skills and experience to a nationwide television audience, then we'd like to hear from you.

Resources

The Rhubarb Triangle  An embedded Skills for Life Teaching Resource!

The Rhubarb Triangle
The Rhubarb Triangle An embedded Skills for Life Teaching Resource!

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Knowledgebase

BBC RaW Storytelling Training
A Train the Trainers event that will enable you to run RaW Storytelling workshops either for your own use with participants or with the aim of cascading the training

ESOL Update from the Learning and Skills Council
On 26 March Bill Rammell, Minister for Further and Higher Education, published the Race Equality Impact Assessment (REIA) and announced new measures that will be put in place to address the concerns raised around the changes to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) funding

European Study Visits, Projects and Networks
Information on funding opportunities available through the Transversal programme

Fast Track Level 4 Numeracy Programme
A residential Level 4 Numeracy Subject Specialist programme being run over 11 days between April and June 2007

Free Braille Conversion Service
A free service allowing people to convert documents automatically to and from Braille and synthetic speech, accessed by email, is receiving some 15,000 to 20,000 new requests per month

Maths4Life Network Meeting
The next Yorkshire and Humber Maths4Life Network meeting will take place on Friday 4th May at the Queen's Hotel, Leeds, close to the train station

National Learning at Work Day, 24th May 2007
An annual awareness campaign, co-ordinated annually by the Campaign for Learning, promoting and supporting workplace learning events across the country

Offender Learning and Financial Education
A learning and sharing event to promote the development and delivery of financial education

Regional Training Needs Analysis Service
Support for organisations with Skills for Life staff development planning

Skills for Life and Employability
Keynote speech by Liz Smith, Director of unionlearn at the Basic skills Agency annual conference 2007

Support for education to 18 - latest research
Research carried out for the Department for Education and Skills indicates that there is widespread support for the idea of young people remaining in education or training until they are 18

Yorkshire and Humberside libraries 6 book challenge winner announced
The prize was won by Mrs Gail Orridge from Armthorpe in Doncaster, who completed the 6 Book Challenge through Doncaster library service.

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