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If you're involved in offender learning, do take a look at the information about the Offender Learning Exhibition website, which is now available via the Excellence Gateway.

We have details of another report on numeracy skills in the UK, and if you're looking to assess your own numeracy skills, you may like to access the self-evaluation tool on the Foundation Online Learning website - more information below.

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Foundation Online Learning

Foundation Online Learning
The Foundation Online Learning environment, available via the Education and Training Foundation website, is for you if you are working in the UK education and training sector. Here you will find online learning programmes to support you in improving organisational performance and learning delivery. The programmes will also contribute to your continuing professional development.

Offender Learning Exhibition Website

Offender Learning Exhibition Website
This section of the Excellence Gateway has resources to support maths, English, ESOL and ICT teaching and learning, with a focus on working with offenders.

Jobs

Full Time English Tutor

Full Time English Tutor
Redbridge Institute. Salary: up to 24060 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience.

Functional Skills Tutor

Functional Skills Tutor
Peripatetic post. Delivery areas: Rotherham, Doncaster, Corby, Birkenhead. 37 hours per week. Salary: 20,000 - 24,000 per annum dependent upon qualifications.

Training

Competitively priced programmes from Northumbria University

Competitively priced programmes from Northumbria University
Find out about the Diploma In Education & Training; Advanced Diploma/Diploma for Teaching English: Literacy (ALONE); Advanced Diploma/Diploma for Teaching English: Literacy & ESOL (JOINT); Advanced Diploma/Diploma for Teaching Mathematics; Diploma for Teaching Adults with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities and the BA (Hons) Post Compulsory Education & Training.

News

British Academy urges UK government to address numeracy crisis
A dramatic improvement in the UK population's mastery of basic numeracy and statistics needs to happen if the country is to take advantage of the data revolution now sweeping the globe, according to the British Academy report, "Count Us In: Quantitative skills for a new generation."

Changes to education inspection from September 2015
Ofsted has launched far-reaching changes to the way it inspects early years provision, schools and further education and skills. These changes will come in to effect from September 2015.

Further education may vanish into history as funding is squeezed, warns report
Professor Baroness Alison Wolf has set out how the structure of post-19 education funding is squeezing further education at such a rate it may 'vanish into history'. Heading for the precipice: can further and higher education funding policies be sustained? , published by the Policy Institute at King's College London and supported by Gatsby, sets out the scale of the squeeze on technical education.

New report highlights links between literacy and health
A new report from the National Literacy Trust, 'Understanding the role of literacy in public health', shows how improving families' literacy through tailored support can make them healthier.

Self-development using the 2014 Professional Standards
The Standards set out clear expectations of effective practice in education and training. This first workbook brings together a selection of tools and resources that will help you get the most out of the standards as part of your CPD.

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