Essential Tutor Briefing Sessions!

New for 2019-20 All tutors delivering CL programmes are invited to attend one session from the list below. Wednesday 4th September, Stafford, SP1, 10.00-13.00 Tuesday 10th September, Codsall High School, 18.30-21.30 Thursday 12th September, Lichfield, South Staffs College, 18.30-21.30 Agenda will cover: information for tutors about the new CL strategy and framework, the expectations for … Continue reading Essential Tutor Briefing Sessions!


Summer update

A few quick links and recommendations for reading from me this month Mastery is a pedagogical approach which has attracted quite a bit of attention recently and is pertinent to some of the research that Ofsted has been interested in. Although this article talks about Maths in primary schools it gives a good idea of … Continue reading Summer update

What’s the question? CPD session notes and resources

“What was the question?” When and where was the training session? Monday 8th April, 1.00-4.00 in Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1. Who attended? 12 tutors currently delivering on ACL funded community learning courses. What was it all about? Questions! Questioning techniques and strategies.  Also, a bit on unconscious bias. What’s that? It’s the idea that everyone … Continue reading What’s the question? CPD session notes and resources

Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Tutor CPD session Monday 8th April 13.00-16.00 Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1   Please sign up asap for the remaining places on this CDP session. This is the last in our series of 3 CPD sessions this year which have looked at key areas for development in teaching practice: initial assessment and negotiating individual outcomes; questioning … Continue reading Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Assessment for learning – CPD session 5th March 2019

Following on from the session in November 2018 where we looked at initial assessment, using the Citizen’s Curriculum, differentiated learning and approaches to information and advice, the 2nd session took place on Tuesday 5th March in Rugeley. The aims were to answer the following questions: How to set individualised learning outcomes? What are the current … Continue reading Assessment for learning – CPD session 5th March 2019

Roll up! roll up!…

ACL Tutor Training CPD sessions Tuesday 5th March 13.00-16.00 Rugeley Lea Hall Welfare Club Sandy Lane, Rugeley WS15 2LB Book your place NOW and by 26th February at the very latest.  Please email to book, and let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.  Tea and coffee will  be provided. We'll be looking … Continue reading Roll up! roll up!…

Get connected! with 6 quick wins…

We'd like to invite tutors to engage with the following resources and ideas.  Start with the quick survey and see how far down the list you get! Super-quick (2-minute) survey for all ACL tutors to complete via survey monkey (anonymously) - click on the link below - this will help us plan what further support or training … Continue reading Get connected! with 6 quick wins…

Safeguarding and Prevent Training – quick update

January 2019 New Prevent training materials are now available if you need to update your training (this should be done every 2 years), or if you are new to ACL delivery. Please see our CPD page here for details: Continuing Professional Development Don't forget to save your certificate, and let your manager know when you … Continue reading Safeguarding and Prevent Training – quick update

End of year news

Sector news Did you know there is an Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe? This is a website which collects examples of good practice in adult education from across Europe and they recently held a conference in Birmingham –see the report here: The report mentions iDEA - an international online programme of easy-to-access … Continue reading End of year news

November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice

Tutor CPD session – resources and feedback The session on Friday 9th November went very well; 12 tutors attended from 10 different providers and shared some great ideas.   The aims of the session were: to compare the effectiveness of initial assessment activities and how this impacts on delivery to develop strategies for agreeing differentiated … Continue reading November CPD session – Initial Assessment and Information and Advice