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If you haven't yet seen the 'Making maths and English work for all' review, make sure you take a look and have your say - the review closes on the 24th of February.  The review is seeking to gather the views of employers and stakeholders in the education and training sector on alternative routes to accredit skills in maths and English (equivalent to GCSE A*- C).  See the article below for more details. 

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Associate Functional Skills Tutors

Associate Functional Skills Tutors
Potential Earnings: up to £30K per annum. Location: South East London Region (Dartford, Bromley Areas).

ESOL/English Tutor

ESOL/English Tutor
Full-time (although Part-time will be considered). Permanent. Working across Leeds and Bradford. Full-time 37 hours per week £26,000 per annum.

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New series of workshops for teachers of mathematics in the FE and Skills Sector

New series of workshops for teachers of mathematics in the FE and Skills Sector
The NCETM is running a series of free, one-day professional development courses for teachers, tutors and trainers working in all branches of the FE and training sector to increase the workforce’s capacity and confidence to teach mathematics courses up to Level 2.

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Apprenticeship Standards: an update on Functional Skills, GCSE and alternatives
The latest version of the Specification of Apprenticeship Standards for England (SASE) incorporates modifications to the specification of Functional Skills, GCSE and other alternatives.

DfE SEND/Assistive Technology Event
This event, which is free to attend, will provide an overview of SEND provision and policy with regard to youth programmes, with a particular focus on the application of assistive technology. It will bring together existing examples of best practice from around the sector and give awareness of strategies and tools that providers can consider building into their delivery programmes.

Improving functional skills qualifications
This report sets out the improvements that awarding organisations are making to functional skills qualifications following a review by Ofqual last year.

Making maths and English work for all
This review is seeking to gather the views of employers and stakeholders in the education and training sector on alternative routes to accredit skills in maths and English (equivalent to GCSE A*- C). Two surveys are now open - make sure you have your say!

Ofsted confirms radical reforms to education inspection
Ofsted has confirmed some of the most significant changes to the inspection of education in its history, following an extensive programme of public consultation.

Prison literacy drive sets goal for 2015
The Reading Agency is aiming to get 10,000 prisoners participating in its 2015 Six Book Challenge reading for pleasure programme across the UK.

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