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This report, from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, describes a randomised control trial (RCT) into the relative effectiveness of face-to-face compared to blended learning for adult English and maths learning.
This research aimed to provide a better understanding of learners' experiences of adult English and maths courses in terms of skills gain, confidence and other life circumstances such as employment.
The SEND: Sources of Support toolkit has been designed to help learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) fulfil their ambitions and aspirations. The toolkit includes information and tools to help listen to learners with SEND, support learners into employment, learn more about Traineeships and Supported Internships and how to engage with employers.
This report from National Numeracy explains what numeracy is, how it 'hides' behind maths, and how we can all help to make the UK numerate.
Trainers, learning support assistants, teachers, managers, assessors, teacher trainers, leaders and academics from across the education and training sector joined together at Ramside Hall in Durham on the 18th December for an inspiring and uplifting event to celebrate the success of the North East and Cumbria Oustanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment (OTLA) programme.
This interactive 90-minute webinar will introduce you to a new set of highly engaging materials produced by the Education and Training Foundation to support learners' Functional Skills (maths and English) development. The materials are appropriate to a range of contexts, including 16-19 learners, apprentices, adult returners, learners in prisons and ESOL, and can be used in both high and low-tech teaching environments.
This 2018 calendar, which is available to download and print, was produced by conference artist Graham Ogilvie to celebrate the success of the Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) North East and Cumbria.
New interactive resources to support functional skills maths and English are now available on the BBC Bitesize website
Report from the Department for Education on effective teaching and provision of English and mathematics to those without GCSE grades A* to C
The Scottish government is expected to announce plans to integrate the use of British Sign Language (BSL) into every element of daily and public life. It will reveal its national plan for people with hearing loss later. Measures expected to be in the plan include moves to remove barriers which prevent hearing impaired people becoming teachers. It is also likely to address "fair and equal access" to employment opportunities, including apprenticeships and internships.
Autism is not a mental health condition itself, but around 70-80% of children and adults on the autism spectrum have experienced mental health problems. Autistic young people have particular difficulty finding suitable help. This new report presents recommendations from a study in which young autistic people themselves were partners in an academic research project to explore their experiences and needs.
This newly published booklet provides an engaging overview of the 13 OTLA projects undertaken by over 200 practitioners from 42 providers across the North East and Cumbria. Project themes include supporting maths and English learners and improving learner outcomes in GCSE maths.
Trainers, learning support assistants, teachers, managers, assessors, teacher trainers, leaders and academics from across the education and training sector joined together at Ramside Hall in Durham on the 8th September for an inspiring and uplifting event to mark the half way point in the North-East and Cumbria OTLA programme.
An update from Darlington Learning and Skills Service, Bishop Auckland College and South West Durham Training on their collaborative OTLA project, which aims to trial different ways of raising staff confidence around Equality and Diversity, and improve learners' access to and engagment with meaningful E&D provision.
The Education and Training Foundation has produced a set of cards containing short activities that can be used at the start or end of training or education sessions to help learners develop their confidence and abilities to communicate effectively.
Throughout the summer, benches shaped like open books popped up across Manchester to celebrate the city's love of reading. 58 BookBench sculptures, installed as part of the Read Manchester campaign, were decorated with literary designs by local schools and community groups.
Building on a peer education model, this project, designed, developed and implemented by the Scottish Refugee Council, enabled peer groups to bring together non-native English speakers and local community members under the coordination of peer educators.
Is there an aspect of your role that you would like to develop, working with like minded professionals? Become part of a dedicated community sharing resources and expertise with your own network meetings and website. Find out how your organisation can become a member of Professional Development North (PD North), the Northern Professional Exchange for tutors, trainers, assessors and programme managers working in the education and training sector.
The latest news from the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment North East & Cumbria is now available to read online. The OTLA is enabling groups of education and training providers to access collaborative development grants to investigate and develop teaching, learning and assessment approaches for the benefit of learners.
Twenty-one teachers, trainers and support staff from across South West Durham joined forces to kick off the Bishop Auckland College’s project “Outstanding Teaching, Learning & Assessment” programme in May.
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