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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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…

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

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…

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

May update

Not much from me this month but lots of useful updates from other places... Mental Health Awareness week and month - MAY 2017 The Mental Health Foundation are looking at the state of the UK’s mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. They are now asking: are we Surviving or Thriving? We all have the … Continue reading May update

Stretch and challenge your adult learners

Stretch and Challenge has been on many peoples' lips over the last year or so.  We are delighted to welcome our first guest blog, on this topic, from Kanyini, a provider for Staffordshire Adult Community Learning. Stretch and challenge your adult learners Working with adult learners from a variety of backgrounds can prove challenging. Tutors … Continue reading Stretch and challenge your adult learners

Learning styles for all individuals

The idea of learning styles and testing learners to find out their natural preference has been popular since the 1980s. This wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_styles  gives a brief introduction to learning styles, including Honey and Mumford's VAK tests, if you want to refresh your memory. However, more recently there has been some scepticism about how teaching and … Continue reading Learning styles for all individuals

How to write an outstandingly useful scheme of work …with ease!

The session took place on 26th March at Chasewater Innovation Centre, with 10 tutors from a variety of providers attending. If you weren't able to attend on the day: ....you can recreate the session with the resources available here on the "Writing a Scheme of Work training session" page above or on Fenc.  Please see … Continue reading How to write an outstandingly useful scheme of work …with ease!