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…
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
It’s getting a bit late now we’re into February but as this is my first post of 2018 I will stick with my title: New Year, New Horizons. It just goes to show how easy it is to be carried along by time, unless you make an effort to put your head up now and … Continue reading New year, new horizons
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
e-safety Policy We thought it would be good to highlight some of the important policies that ACL has in place, and to emphasise how they should be reflected in your practice. Please take a few moments to look at the e-safety policy here, and remind yourself of its contents. Key considerations for tutors: Do you … Continue reading Policy Focus – Practice built on Policy
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!!
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…
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…
Tutors who came to the session at the end of April enjoyed a fun afternoon trying out a number of innovative apps and websites which enhance learning. The materials and links are available on Fenc - click here. We discussed the idea of taking some of the course online - either: before the session, for … Continue reading ILT – ideas from CPD workshop
The “Backing soft skills” campaign launched last year by MacDonald’s and Niace (now known as Learning and Work Institute) identifies soft skills and recognises the importance of these in gaining employment: communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, time and self-management, independent learning, decision-making and initiative-taking, taking responsibility. The campaign highlights that employers place a lot of … Continue reading “Soft” skills – what are they? how do we do them?? why do we do them???