A massive THANK YOU…

...to all the tutors who have worked so hard to inspire and motivate ACL learners over the last academic year. We have really enjoyed coming to visit your sessions, and seeing the enthusiasm and dedication you show to your groups.  What’s more, the Ofsted inspectors were pleased with what they saw in February, so thank … Continue reading A massive THANK YOU…

June update

It's the time of year when I start to turn my mind to summing up this year, and preparing for next year - especially things I want to do differently.  I usually find myself scribbling post-it notes everywhere and thinking I really should put everything in one long list...however you do it, it is important … Continue reading June update

CPD event resources – Differentiation and Embedding English and Maths – May 2017

We ran successful sessions in May on Differentiation and Embedding English and Maths.  17 tutors from a range of providers attended and appreciated the chance to share ideas and experiences. You can check out the resources here. Training Pack Differentiation_English_Math Amended Geoff Petty Differentiation 1 Activities for English and maths embedding-advice Challenge_Toolkit critical_thinking_wheel These are … Continue reading CPD event resources – Differentiation and Embedding English and Maths – May 2017

Spring update

This month…. Ofsted – Congratulations and thanks!! Resources from our Embedding British Values and RARPA CPD sessions. Ofsted As you know our long-awaited Ofsted inspection took place on 27-28th February, and the report was published on 20th March.  We are very pleased that our provision was judged to be “Good”, as it was when we … Continue reading Spring update

Safeguarding CPD and Safer Internet Day

  7th Feb - Safer Internet day This is an International event. In the UK the theme is “The Power of Image” and there is a stack of resources available in the Education Packs section here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017 ...teaching resources, quiz, social media campaign, advice for parents and carers – there’s something for everyone. This is … Continue reading Safeguarding CPD and Safer Internet Day

Season’s Greetings!!

To all our ACL tutors and staff we wish you a very peaceful break and a Happy New Year!! We'd love to know what's been the sparkling star on the top of your tree recently, the icing on your cake, or in other words the thing that's made it all worthwhile this term!!  What activity … Continue reading Season’s Greetings!!

Embedded skills – how do I fit it all in? plus British Values, heart-warming videos and useful websites…

British Values, English, Maths, IT, Equality and Diversity…all of these are areas that we know our learners need to develop in many cases, (even if the learners don’t always identify this themselves!), and they are high priority areas for Ofsted. Sometimes it can seem that these extra challenges are drowning out the actual course content … Continue reading Embedded skills – how do I fit it all in? plus British Values, heart-warming videos and useful websites…

How to engage all learners actively and cooperatively with Kagan structures

  Kagan structures I recently went to a presentation given by T2TUK who offer Training in Kagan Structures. It was really stimulating session, and I’m sure that the principles behind the Kagan Structures will be useful for many tutors.  Dr Spencer Kagan was conducting educational research in the 1960s, and developed a range of ways … Continue reading How to engage all learners actively and cooperatively with Kagan structures