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Approaches to supporting the diverse needs of maths and English learners
Approaches to supporting the diverse needs of maths and English learners (Code: C0882)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course focuses on supporting differentiation on maths and English courses, in terms of learners' prior knowledge and experience of their subject, through non-linear curriculum planning and meeting the needs of learners with different levels of self-belief and resilience.

Attendance and Motivation: English
Attendance and Motivation: English (Code: C0867)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course will focus on how to engage and motivate learners to attend and remain on English courses and will include supporting learners remotely and issues surrounding resilience and self-efficacy. The course will support practitioners to use innovative approaches to engage learners in reading and writing, drawing on recent practitioner research findings (from OTLA 6).

Attendance and Motivation: Maths
Attendance and Motivation: Maths (Code: C0866)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown and research this practical course will focus on how to engage and motivate learners to attend, and remain on, maths courses and will include supporting learners remotely and issues surrounding resilience and self-efficacy. The course will support practitioners to help learners with maths anxiety and recognise and address cognitive overload with strategies to support these issues.

English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading
English: Post-16 Phonics - improving spelling & basic reading (Code: C0872)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course explores the principles and practices that underpin the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit. Participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of using phonics-based teaching and then explore the key concepts, terminology, skills progression and teaching approaches presented in the Toolkit.

GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) English
GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) English (Code: C0028)
This L5 CPD course supports practitioners working with GCSE English learners, especially those who have achieved lower than a grade C/5 at school. You will explore/experience how to engage and motivate learners and undertake assessment to build on your prior learning. You will experience digital approaches and other effective practices for leading GCSE English courses. Past delegates say the course was 'exemplary & inspiring' with 'excellent, highly knowledgeable trainers'.
GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) maths
GCSE re-sits: develop your practice (Level 5 module) maths (Code: C0027)
This L5 CPD course supports practitioners working with GCSE maths learners, especially those who have achieved lower than a grade C/ 5 at school. You will explore and experience how to engage and motivate learners and undertake assessment throughout the learner journey to build on prior learning. You will experience digital approaches and other effective practices for leading GCSE maths courses. Past delegates found the course 'inspirational', 'excellent', 'world class'....
Maths and English digital pedagogies
Maths and English digital pedagogies (Code: C0877)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course explores a range of digital approaches, e-learning tools and websites for use in teaching Functional Maths and English. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use digital technology to engage and support learners both in the classroom and in the development of blended learning.

Maths: getting the basics right
Maths: getting the basics right (Code: C0874)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown and research the course aims to investigate some of the 'basic' skills which are vital to learner's maths understanding. This course will support practitioners to consider practical teaching approaches to support their learners in the limited time they have with learners. The sessions will look particularly at the maths skills which are often seen as 'basic' but that many learners have not learned effectively

Maths: key topics learners find challenging
Maths: key topics learners find challenging (Code: C0875)

This course will investigate the maths topics learners find challenging and consider strategies to support learning. Informed by what we have learnt from lockdown, a range of resources and best practice approaches will be discussed. We will also look at how to encourage learners to rethink problems and secure their learning through tackling problems.

Maths: level crossing
Maths: level crossing (Code: C0876)

Informed throughout by lessons learnt from lockdown practitioners will have the opportunity to discuss and engage with strategies to support their learners to be more successful with both GCSE and Functional Skills maths. This includes tackling problem-solving questions, keeping learners motivated and looking at some of the key issues as to why supporting learners to re-sit successfully can be so challenging.

Supporting ESOL on English courses
Supporting ESOL on English courses (Code: C0878)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course aims to support teachers of GCSE and Functional Skills English who have ESOL learners in their groups and need to ensure their approaches are inclusive and prepare all learners, including ESOL, to make progress.

Supporting ESOL on maths courses
Supporting ESOL on maths courses (Code: C0879)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown, this course aims to investigate the importance of language in developing numeracy/maths skills and to develop strategies to support ESOL learners with their maths learning.

Supporting learners with SEND (webinar)
Supporting learners with SEND (webinar) (Code: C0691)

This webinar introduces practitioners to a series of strategies that can help support learners with SEND and/or neuro-diversities with their maths and English learning.

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