Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

In this edition, we have an update on the functional skills reform consultations, including the key findings from the employer consultation.

We have further news on the development of an ESOL strategy for England, and you'll also find information on the introduction of new headline performance measures for 16 - 19 providers from this year, including those in English and maths for students who have not already achieved a good pass at GCSE.

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Maths Everywhere App

Maths Everywhere App
Free to download for Android and Apple phones, the Maths Everywhere App has three different sections offering helpful tools, video tutorials and practice questions to help adults improve their maths skills and become more confident.

Jobs

Assistant Curriculum Manager - Skills for Life and Foundation Learning

Assistant Curriculum Manager - Skills for Life and Foundation Learning
Calderdale College. 28 hours per week.

Functional Skills (English) Tutor

Functional Skills (English) Tutor
Freeman College, Ruskin Mill Trust. Based: Sheffield. 3 days per week, 37 weeks per year.

Lecturer - English GCSE and Functional Skills

Lecturer - English GCSE and Functional Skills
Rotherham North Notts Group. Full time, 37 hours per week (job share possible).

Lecturer - Maths GCSE and Functional Skills

Lecturer - Maths GCSE and Functional Skills
Rotherham North Notts Group. Full time, 37 hours per week (job share possible).

News

Functional skills reform - employer consultation key findings
An update on the consultations, including the employer consultation key findings. The consultations have been designed to achieve an up-dated set of standards, functional skills subject content and, ultimately, functional skills maths and English qualifications, recognised and valued by employers.

High needs learners are not always receiving the support they need to reach their potential
Ofsted finds that too many young people with learning difficulties and disabilities are poorly prepared for adult life, in new survey report.

New headline performance measures for English and maths
In the recently published white paper 'Educational Excellence Everywhere', the Department for Education outlines the introduction of new headline performance measures for 16 - 19 providers from this year, including those in English and maths for students who have not already achieved a good pass at GCSE.

Numeracy and health
Professor Gill Rowlands of Health Literacy UK explains why good numeracy is vital for managing your health.

Update on the ESOL Strategy for England
NATECLA is hosting a series of meetings to formulate a draft ESOL strategy for England, with a projected launch in September 2016.

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