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Be well prepared for 2018-19!

We have held a number of tutor briefing sessions over the last few weeks in venues around the county.  Many thanks to all those tutors who have attended, for coming and for your contributions to the activities and discussions.  It is your engagement that makes the sessions work. We have met 50 tutors, from 19 providers … Continue reading Be well prepared for 2018-19!

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Guest blog from Moonbeams

This time, I'm passing you over to the expert hands of Jacqui who provided courses via ACL in 2017/18 with her organisation Moonbeams.  She wrote a short blog about a particular activity she did with her groups - short, memorable and very interesting - which I thought many of you would appreciate.  You can read it … Continue reading Guest blog from Moonbeams

Upcoming training opportunitities

ACL tutor briefing sessions These are filling up fast.  Please book your places asap if you haven't already done so.  Details here: https://staffsacl.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/staffs-acl-tutor-briefings-2018-19-essential-briefing-for-all-tutors-book-now/ Resources from the sessions will be made available on this website after the sessions have taken place. ETF ALDD sessions: Designed to increase the awareness, capacity and expertise in the post-16 education … Continue reading Upcoming training opportunitities

Staffs ACL tutor briefings 2018-19 – essential briefing for ALL tutors – book now!

staffs-acl-tutor-briefings - flyer Essential briefing for all tutors - pick your date and venue: Friday 3rd August 2018 10.00-13.00 Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1, ST16 2LP Monday 10th September 18.00-21.00 Leek College, Stockwell St, ST13 6DP Tuesday 11th September 18.00-20.00 Codsall High School, WV8 1PQ Thursday 13th September 18.30-21.00 Lichfield Campus, South Staffs College, WS13 6QG Wednesday 19th September, … Continue reading Staffs ACL tutor briefings 2018-19 – essential briefing for ALL tutors – book now!

Information Learning Technology – get involved!

Which group do you and your learners fit into? 89% of ACL venues have an internet connection      11% don’t (some of these are, for example, children’s centres, and have restrictions for their own reasons) 45% of non-IT sessions do have IT equipment provided for learners       55% don’t – but most have equipment for the tutor. … Continue reading Information Learning Technology – get involved!

Revisiting the Learner Journey

The aims of the session were to discuss: Improving participation, retention and attendance Using ILT to enhance learning Using individualised targets to stretch all learners including the more able Examples of British Values in practice These are all areas for improvement in our current Quality Improvement Plan, and are the areas where tutors can have … Continue reading Revisiting the Learner Journey

How to make a success of Family Learning?

FAMILY LEARNING in ACL The Education Endowment Foundation published a report into Family Skills courses recently which made me think about just what makes Family Learning successful. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/news/eef-publishes-new-evaluation-reports/ Several years ago I remember very clearly visiting a Family Learning session at a Children’s Centre in Staffordshire, delivered by Forest of Mercia. The aim of the course … Continue reading How to make a success of Family Learning?

New date for the postponed CPD session!

Friday 25th May 2018, 10.00-13.00 Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 2LB “Revisiting the Learner Journey” Agenda This session for tutors will be fun and lively, covering a range of topics including key areas for improvement across ACL such as: • Improving participation, retention and attendance • Using individualised targets to stretch … Continue reading New date for the postponed CPD session!

CPD session resources -working with supported learners – and more!

Please see the page below with all the resources and notes from the recent session: Working with Supported Learners CPD session Prevent Duty and British Values - training refresh now due! Many ACL tutors completed initial Prevent training in the autumn term of 2015. Just as safeguarding training should be updated every 2 years, Prevent Duty … Continue reading CPD session resources -working with supported learners – and more!

Tutor CPD session coming up…

Friday 20th April, 10.00-13.00 Lea Hall Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 2LB “Revisiting the Learner Journey” Agenda This session for tutors will be fun and lively, covering a range of topics including key areas for improvement across ACL such as: • Improving participation, retention and attendance • Using individualised targets to stretch all learners … Continue reading Tutor CPD session coming up…