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

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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?

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…

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

Sharing Good Practice

Sharing Good Practice – how are you developing your practice? We would like to share with you some examples of great practice that we have seen recently. How are these issues demonstrated in your own teaching?  Would any of these practices enhance your teaching and learning? Would they need to be adapted to work with … Continue reading Sharing Good Practice

Filling in the Blanks

You’ve decided on your course aims; you’ve recruited learners; you’ve met them and done the first session; what next? Hopefully in that first session you gathered some information from your learners, whether through an initial assessment activity or a more informal discussion. But what happens to that information now? For most of us, it’s easy … Continue reading Filling in the Blanks

Autumn Update

Hopefully you are feeling settled in to the new academic year by now and your classes are well underway…. Over the summer I was doing some reading of a few blogs and websites that often have interesting ideas for FE teaching. In doing so, I kept coming across the same ideas of what makes a … Continue reading Autumn Update

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

Tutor Briefing sessions 2017/18

Thanks to all the tutors who have attended session so far this year. The agenda of the meetings has covered: Class visit and observations: why we do them, what happens to the information we collect, action plans Register: changes in the codes you use to record absences Good practice: looking at the new WordPress website and … Continue reading Tutor Briefing sessions 2017/18