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Diversity in Leadership
01/02/2022 @ Online - Diversity in Leadership - Diversity Masterclass series - Equality and diversity across the curriculum (Code: C0639/027)

The aim of this programme is to challenge bias, remove obstacles to achieving leadership roles and provide coaching to motivate and build confidence in aspiring leaders across the sector. The programme includes organisational culture change workshops and coaching for 30 diverse aspiring leaders and Governors, in particular those from a BAME background and those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. New for 2021/22 is a diversity masterclass series of three modules covering topics to address and reverse structural discrimination and to promote diversity and inclusion.


How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS)
01/02/2022 @ Online - How to teach Essential Digital Skills (EDS) - Becoming a data detective (Code: C0958/037)

The Essential Digital Skills (EDS) professional development programme supports the delivery of EDS based on the national standards.

How to teach EDS' sessions focus on focusing on developing skills, knowledge and confidence to teach competencies within the standards. The sessions will explore approaches for delivery that could be implemented with learner groups, including how they could be delivered through online/blended delivery. Time will be allocated to sharing ideas, challenges, and practice.

Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing
01/02/2022 @ Online - Phonics: strategies for improving reading and writing (Code: C1280/005)

This course is a practical session to provide English teachers with strategies and ideas for using phonics in ways that are accessible, relevant and useful to learners. Tried and tested activities using phonics to improve reading and spelling in Functional Skills and GCSE English classes will be shared. You will work with other practitioners to evaluate their usefulness for your learners.

Algebra in maths
01/02/2022 @ Online - Algebra in maths (Code: C1226/004)

Many learners struggle with the concepts of algebra within the workplace or in daily life. Chief Examiner reports identify simplifying an algebraic expression, writing an equation and using algebra for solving problems all presenting difficulties.

This interactive course will provide examples of activities that can be used with learners to develop their understanding of algebra, an area which is challenging to many. It will focus on algebraic expressions and linear equations and will look at how to encourage learners to rethink problems and secure their learning through tackling problems.

CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February
01/02/2022 @ Online - CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February - CfEM: Using Desmos: 1st February (Code: C1372/002)

You will firstly experience some powerful applications of Desmos from the perspective of a student, and we then quickly move to teacher mode where we will look at the ways in which you can use Desmos with your students. You will then progress to authoring your own Desmos activities. In summary you will:

• Experience Desmos as a teacher

• Learn how to use Desmos as a teaching tool

• Learn how to write Desmos activities to meet the needs of your students

Effective inclusive employer support approaches
01/02/2022 @ Online - Effective inclusive employer support approaches - Effective Inclusive Employer Support Approaches Follow Up Session (Code: C1208/003)

We all want to improve employment outcomes for learners and to support and give confidence to employers. We will explore what good employment support looks like and our effective inclusive employer approaches.

The Further Education CFO Programme
01/02/2022 @ Tring - The Further Education CFO Programme - CFO programme - Online (Code: C0174/010)

As demands on the further education sector rise, the need for FDs and CFOs to step forward is clear. ICAEW have been commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to deliver a programme that will deliver a step change in the ability of CFOs and FDs in the sector to partner with their CEO to drive strategy forward.


Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings
02/02/2022 @ Online - Centres for Excellence in Maths Forum meetings - Spring term- forum meeting (Code: C0510/010)

The forum events bring together the Centre Leads from each Centre to discuss the programme, hear Centre updates, share knowledge and understand the upcoming activities and plans in the Centres for Excellence in Maths project.

Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats
02/02/2022 @ Online - Essential Digital Skills Community of Practice Live Chats - Embedding essential digital skills to support 16-19 learners on vocational programmes (Code: C1316/011)

The Essential Digital Skills Champion programme  has been developed to support practitioners to be a part of a growing community in essential digital skills delivery across the sector. 

The aim of the EDS Champion role is to help foster communities of practice across the sector for different aspects of essential digital skills delivery. The Live chat sessions provide an opportunity for discussion on an EDS topic each week. 


Sharing English CPD
02/02/2022 @ Online - Sharing English CPD - Spelling strategies (Code: C1286/007)

These interactive sessions, free for those who have participated in other paid for CPD, will provide a chance for participants to share ideas of effective practice around an English topic.

Additional SEND Needs - Opening Up Your English Curriculum
02/02/2022 @ Online - Additional SEND Needs - Opening Up Your English Curriculum - Feb 2022 (Code: C1330/003)

This session will focus on common barriers for learners with; autism (triad of impairments, psychological processes, barriers in English, inclusive classrooms), speech & language needs (ways to support understanding of vocab, use of writing frames/graphic organisers) dyslexia & dyspraxia (features of dyslexia and dyspraxia, roots to diagnosis, law on Specific Learning Difficulties, strategies for the classroom) and behaviour (classroom management, engagement and expectations, ADHD main characteristics, how English teachers can help).

Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees
02/02/2022 @ Online - Interactive webinars for leaders/managers, mentors and mentees - Mentors Webinar (Code: C1296/011)

We believe that every FE organisation has the potential to provide high-quality mentoring and coaching for their staff. By attending these webinars leaders, mentors and mentees can start to ensure that mentoring and coaching in their organisation are of the highest quality. In these interactive webinars you will learn how to support or enact effective mentoring and coaching.

Each webinar will last for 60 minutes. There are three available: leaders & managers, mentors and mentees.

You only need to attend one session. 

Universal Design for Learning - Informing your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation
02/02/2022 @ Online - Universal Design for Learning - Informing your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation - Universal Design for Learning - Informing Your Inclusive Curriculum Implementation with Patrick McGrath from TextHelp (Code: C1362/002)

Universal design for learning is an effective method to establish inclusive design to benefit everyone involved in learning interactions. It's a way to ensure inclusion is integrated at the core of everything we do and can help us ensure we reach every student and provide them with more options for study, motivation and choices in their learning. In this introductory session, we'll be exploring the (UDL) framework, and understanding how it can help guide and inform a more structured approach to inclusion across your organisation.

Developing Speaking and Listening for Functional Skills English
03/02/2022 @ Online - Developing Speaking and Listening for Functional Skills English (Code: C1271/004)

This course looks at the Functional Skills English content for Speaking, Listening and Communicating to help you understand language requirements at different levels of the exam and why it needs to be taught separately. It will explore examples of practical activities for supporting learners with opportunities to share ideas. It will include not only what to say in different circumstances but how to say it, how to listen in ways that communication flows and language features to help learners make choices in their own usage helping them with further study, assessment, and employment.

Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum
03/02/2022 @ Online - Monthly effective practice share and support sessions in creating an inclusive curriculum - Community of Practice in SEND Curriculum - February 2022 Swap and Support (Code: C0808/016)

Each month we will discuss a key theme or hot topic related to an inclusive curriculum. As a supportive, professional community we will work together to consider the options, develop FAQs and share resources so we don't always have to start from scratch.

Feel free to share the link with your circles of support and email us with the topics/ resources/ subjects to cover each month.