The Resource Directory is a new section on the site. It will help you find suppliers of Skills for Life resources and access information on their products and services. Look out for more suppliers coming soon.
Phonics resources for Entry Level Functional Skills and ESOL learners. There are two books: Resources for Older Learners and Stories for Older Learners, and a set of decodeable graded reading books, with accompanying support materials.
This free online platform from the National Literacy Trust offers weekly activities and resources that will help young people build new skills and improve their literacy during lockdown. Topics range from comedy writing and CV planning to freestyle football and beatboxing, and there are free audio-book downloads.
Research, interviews, events, policy and big ideas are all features of this online platform from Cambridge Mathematics, a consortium that aims to champion and secure access to a quality maths education for everyone
This project report describes how action research has been used to generate creative solutions to issues faced by learners retaking maths and English, and by adults taking them for the first time.
This booklet contains summaries of 12 projects which researched new approaches for teaching English in the post-16 sector. Project themes include: Oracy and visualisers; Spelling strategies that work with ESOL learners and Developing a reading culture.
English and maths for adults. Videos, quizzes, games and tutor resources. The BBC Skillswise website has a collection of free videos and downloadable worksheets to help adult learners improve their reading, writing and numeracy skills.
BBC Bitesize has a suite of resources focused on adults returning to learning, which includes videos that aim to support people looking to develop their maths, English and digital skills.
Citizen Maths is a free online course for adults who understand the basics of numeracy, and now want to deepen their grasp of maths, for instance by working to achieve a Level 2 maths qualification, such as functional skills or GCSE Grade 4 or above.
These free online courses from OpenLearn aim to provide an introduction to Functional Skills English and Functional Skills Maths at Levels 1 and 2, while giving learners the opportunity to earn Open University digital badges.
These three guides provide ideas and guidance for anyone involved in 16 -19 Study Programmes.
Reading Groups for Everyone (RGfE), an initiative from The Reading Agency, is the UK’s largest reading group network. Whether you’re already in a reading group, want to join one or are looking to set one up, RGfE can help. You can also join or set up a virtual reading group.
This free online course from FutureLearn aims to help you create effective sessions on probability for your learners by using practical and frequency-based approaches.
This free course aims to help you learn about the power of algebra, get a sense of scientific notation, the beauty of basic trigonometry and why 70 db (decibels) is 10 times louder than 60 db.
Learn how to create lessons plans based on Asian maths teaching methods, and how to integrate Asian maths teaching methods into your own teaching practice.
This series of short films and guides, produced by NCETM, aims to support teachers and trainers in the FE sector working with students who have not yet achieved a Level 2 qualification in maths.
The Family Maths Toolkit website from National Numeracy has ideas and free activities to help families enjoy maths together.
Education Scotland, Glasgow City Council and SCILT (Scotland's National Centre for Languages) have produced a free online learning resource highlighting the benefits of bilingualism and providing practical strategies that teachers everywhere can use to promote and support bilingualism in their classrooms.
A set of materials intended for anyone teaching or working with refugees, asylum seekers, or long-term immigrant groups in the UK
The Our Languages website presents a series of printable teaching materials for ESOL teachers wanting to explore the theme of languages, and how they operate in society.
University of Cambridge website providing maths problems based on a different theme each month.
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