A booklet containing summaries of 12 projects which researched new approaches for teaching English in the post-16 sector is available to download online.
In total, 45 organisations took part in Phase 6 of the Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment programme, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation and delivered by ccConsultancy, That Reading Thing and Skills Digital.
Twelve project groups were established, each consisting of three or four successful organisations who wanted to work on a similar theme. 440 participants comprising managers, English specialist teachers, vocational subject trainers, tutors, and lecturers were involved.
The project themes were: Working with learners to use assessment for learning to encourage progress and plan for learning; Oracy and visualisers –powerful classroom catalysts; Developing a reading culture; Developing resilience through teaching and learning; Developing independent learning and meeting individual learners’ needs; Developing reading and writing; Developing a reading culture; Working with learners to use assessment for learning to encourage progress and plan for learning; Developing new teaching strategies for improving English; Post-16 Phonics Approaches; Developing strategies to build self-belief in learners in the North East; and Transitions, Technology and Teaching.
The booklet contains summaries from each of the participating organisations.
Find out more about the OTLA English programme