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


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!

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. 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?

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…

Tutor CPD session – working with supported learners

Monday 19th March 2018 – Stafford, SP1, Rudyard Suite, 10.00-13.00 Sharing good practice in provision for supported learners.  This session is for all tutors, those who deliver mainstream programmes as well as ALDD programmes, wherever there are learners with additional needs. Agenda Sharing good practice – a chance to listen and share some of the great … Continue reading Tutor CPD session – working with supported learners

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

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

Goodbye and Hello

It’s the time of the year when you may well be finishing one course, and looking forward to starting another after the Easter break. So, I wanted to highlight 2 things to step back and consider: Progression and Induction. Whilst it is easy to find yourself working on course content until the last moment of … Continue reading Goodbye and Hello

Information, Advice and Guidance

Information, Advice and Guidance is a topic which should be on our minds throughout the teaching year, but particularly as courses finish and learners get ready to move on. Move on where? IAG is important in adult education because, as a tutor, you are in a unique place to be able to offer learners advice … Continue reading Information, Advice and Guidance