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Delivering maths and English  lessons online
Delivering maths and English lessons online (Code: C0840)

This course deals with some of the challenges of blended learning

Developing maths in vocational / technical contexts
Developing maths in vocational / technical contexts (Code: C0868)

Drawing on lessons learnt from lockdown this course will support technical and vocational tutors, trainers and assessors to identify naturally occurring opportunities to develop learners' maths skills which are needed for them to successfully complete their study programme, apprenticeship or vocational/ technical course. Approaches will incorporate lessons learnt from lockdown.

Drama-based teaching and role play to Improve learning in English
Drama-based teaching and role play to Improve learning in English (Code: C0762)

This webinar will explore drama techniques, role play and forum theatre in order to improve outcomes in English language GCSE or Functional Skills.

East of England Practice Development Group Dissemination Event
East of England Practice Development Group Dissemination Event (Code: C1132)

This Practice Development Group (PDG) dissemination event will share the project outcomes of several groups of FE teachers working in the East of England. 

Those attending will hear about a variety of strategies, techniques and resources that can be used to aid and support the development of new approaches to teaching and embedding of maths, English or ESOL. The event will also explore how digital technologies can be used to support online delivery of these subject areas.  



Effective ESOL teaching: teaching approaches for a range of ESOL learners in maths and English
Effective ESOL teaching: teaching approaches for a range of ESOL learners in maths and English (Code: C0763)

Many of our learners in maths and English have English as a second language. This webinar explores some of the key strategies we can use to help learners overcome barriers. It also serves as an introduction to a wider set of courses on ESOL.

Effective feedback in Maths and English to support progress and achievement (webinar)
Effective feedback in Maths and English to support progress and achievement (webinar) (Code: C0551)
Evidence is fairly conclusive that feedback has a large impact on students progress and achievement, this course will help practitioners develop this aspect of their practice and so help deliver greater impact on learners.
Embedding maths and English in vocational work Part 1-  Improving learners' attitude to work
Embedding maths and English in vocational work Part 1- Improving learners' attitude to work (Code: C0910)

This live webinar, part of a series to support embedding maths and English, will look at the importance of attitude to work and how embedding maths/English skills can help learners:

- Develop adaptability

- Build resilience

- Accept criticism

- Communicate effectively

- Plan ahead

In other words, how maths and English prepares young people for the modern world and work.

Embedding maths and English in vocational work Part 2 - Working with vocational teachers
Embedding maths and English in vocational work Part 2 - Working with vocational teachers (Code: C0926)

This live webinar will explore the importance of a two-way conversation between maths/English specialists and vocational staff and what we can learn from each other. There will be opportunities to understand how both vocational teachers and specialists motivate learners as well as supporting each other to make sure learners remember what they have learnt

Engaging parents to support learners in Maths and English
Engaging parents to support learners in Maths and English (Code: C0764)

Research consistently tells us that parental engagement at all ages has a large and positive impact on learners' achievement. This course will look specifically at the issues around learning maths and English and the steps parents and others can take to maximise learners achievement.

Evidence-led pedagogy in maths and English
Evidence-led pedagogy in maths and English (Code: C1005)

In this course, we will explore:

  • What research says about effective teaching.
  • What research says about effective learning.
  • How to create the conditions for learning, instilling a growth mindset and developing metacognition.
  • How to develop independence by explicitly teaching study and research skills.  
Functional Skills: Discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar (West and South)
Functional Skills: Discover new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning - maths and English webinar (West and South) (Code: C0500)
The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce the purpose, content and structure of new materials to support revised Functional Skills in maths and English. You will be introduced to some of the key teaching approaches modelled in the materials, and to a range of ideas for lessons that can be adapted for different contexts and models of support. The webinar will also help you make the most of the one day or two CPD programmes, which will explore the materials in detail.
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'....
How Leaders and Managers can best support teachers new to Functional Skills or GCSE (Taster Session)
How Leaders and Managers can best support teachers new to Functional Skills or GCSE (Taster Session) (Code: C0905)

This taster session will look at best practice in supporting all staff but especially those new to teaching Functional Skills. We will look at how we can help colleagues structure effective lessons, communicate well with others involved in a learners study programme and manage issues around wellbeing.

Improving behaviour in the maths and English class
Improving behaviour in the maths and English class (Code: C0765)

This course explores behaviour management issues within maths and English classes, to prevent disruption and to encourage positive behaviours which will lead to enhanced learning opportunities.