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You'll see that more information on maths and English condition of funding for academic years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 is now available. This follows on from the recentwritten ministerial statement on improving post-16 numeracy and literacy. More details below.

Also, a reminder that the Maths Teacher Recruitment Incentive Scheme is open for applications until 5pm on the 15th of December. The scheme aims to facilitate the recruitment of maths graduates, or graduates with good maths skills, to train to teach in the further education and training sector. See the information below.

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Functional Skills: essential resources

Functional Skills: essential resources
Making Britain Numerate (2nd Ed) and Making Britain Literate (2nd Ed) are two workbooks written to support learners (including ESOL learners) studying Functional Skills either as part of an apprenticeship or as stand-alone qualifications. The up-to-date contextualised materials offer worked examples and a step by step guide through all areas required for achievement of functional skills maths and English. They are designed both to support learners directly and to support tutors in supporting their learners.

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Maths, English and Vocational Curriculum Manager

Maths, English and Vocational Curriculum Manager
Location: Hackney, East London. Basis: Full-time, permanent. Salary: PO4 - 38,229 - 40,911.

Skills for Life Tutors

Skills for Life Tutors
Regions: North East, London, South East, East of England, South Yorkshire, East Midlands. Basis: Full time with flexible hours. Salary: 35,000 OTE plus pension.

News

16 to 19 funding: maths and English condition of funding

16 to 19 funding: maths and English condition of funding
More information on maths and English condition of funding for academic years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.

Adult Learners

Adult Learners' Week Awards
There's still time to nominate inspirational individuals, projects, employers and tutors for the Adult Learners' Week Awards 2015. The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Wednesday 17 December 2014.

Maths and science must be the top priority in our schools, says Prime Minister

Maths and science must be the top priority in our schools, says Prime Minister
17,500 maths and science teachers to be trained, new computer science GCSE to focus on coding and world-first code college launched.

Maths Teacher Recruitment Incentive Scheme

Maths Teacher Recruitment Incentive Scheme
The maths teacher recruitment incentive scheme aims to facilitate the recruitment of maths graduates, or graduates with good maths skills, to train to teach in the further education and training sector. The scheme is open for applications until 5.00 pm 15 December 2014.

National Numeracy Parent Tool Kit

National Numeracy Parent Tool Kit
The Parent Toolkit is a website full of ideas to help parents/carers and children aged up to 13 enjoy maths together.

New Qualifications and Credit Framework ESOL Qualifications: 2014 to 2015 Funding Arrangements

New Qualifications and Credit Framework ESOL Qualifications: 2014 to 2015 Funding Arrangements
Colleges and training organisations that offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Skills for Life should read this technical note from the Skills Funding Agency, which explains how to claim and record the appropriate amount of funding for the new qualifications.

SEND pathfinder programme: 19 to 25 provision

SEND pathfinder programme: 19 to 25 provision
A research report looking at the provision of services for 19- to 25-year-olds with SEN and disabilities.

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