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!

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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

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…

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

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

Policy Focus – Practice built on Policy

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

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