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!…

Information and Advice

As we are at the end of term it seems timely to spend a few minutes reflecting on the quality of Information and Advice - reflecting back on what has happened this past term, and what we might want to add or change for next  term. Here is the Staffordshire ACL Information and Advice statement.Information & … Continue reading Information and Advice

ESOL CPD – differentiation and stretch and challenge

This session took place in September 2017 and would be relevant to tutors of ESOL and other languages, with particular relevance to differentiation and teaching groups with mixed abilities/levels. Please see the resources here: Presentation ESOL CPD blog Activities: Dialogue Listening practice The Royal Family text The Royal Family La fête The session focussed on ways … Continue reading ESOL CPD – differentiation and stretch and challenge

Making a good start…

We hope you’ve had a good summer break and are raring to get started with your new courses now, if you haven’t started already. The beginning of a new course is always a challenging and interesting time – meeting new learners, getting to know them and their needs, and their expectations of you and the … Continue reading Making a good start…

Tutor Top Tips

 We've produced some Top Tips sheets for tutors on some common issues.  Here's one on using ILT when you have little or no facilities at your venue: Use these to give you some fresh ideas.... here's one on assessment and feedback: Or to make sure you are up-to-date with current's one on embedding English and … Continue reading Tutor Top Tips

Learning styles for all individuals

The idea of learning styles and testing learners to find out their natural preference has been popular since the 1980s. This wikipedia page  gives a brief introduction to learning styles, including Honey and Mumford's VAK tests, if you want to refresh your memory. However, more recently there has been some scepticism about how teaching and … Continue reading Learning styles for all individuals

Seeking tutor to trial Socrative – THE student response system

• Engage your learners • Better questioning and better feedback • Increase your use of IT • Innovative and creative For a quick explanation and demos and more, have a look at the website here: This is a really simple web or app based system, that tutors can easily use in class to get … Continue reading Seeking tutor to trial Socrative – THE student response system