What’s the question? CPD session notes and resources

“What was the question?” When and where was the training session? Monday 8th April, 1.00-4.00 in Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1. Who attended? 12 tutors currently delivering on ACL funded community learning courses. What was it all about? Questions! Questioning techniques and strategies.  Also, a bit on unconscious bias. What’s that? It’s the idea that everyone … Continue reading What’s the question? CPD session notes and resources


Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Tutor CPD session Monday 8th April 13.00-16.00 Stafford, Staffordshire Place 1   Please sign up asap for the remaining places on this CDP session. This is the last in our series of 3 CPD sessions this year which have looked at key areas for development in teaching practice: initial assessment and negotiating individual outcomes; questioning … Continue reading Tutor CPD 8th April and more…

Assessment for learning – CPD session 5th March 2019

Following on from the session in November 2018 where we looked at initial assessment, using the Citizen’s Curriculum, differentiated learning and approaches to information and advice, the 2nd session took place on Tuesday 5th March in Rugeley. The aims were to answer the following questions: How to set individualised learning outcomes? What are the current … Continue reading Assessment for learning – CPD session 5th March 2019

Roll up! roll up!…

ACL Tutor Training CPD sessions Tuesday 5th March 13.00-16.00 Rugeley Lea Hall Welfare Club Sandy Lane, Rugeley WS15 2LB Book your place NOW and by 26th February at the very latest.  Please email acl@staffordshire.gov.uk to book, and let us know if you have any accessibility requirements.  Tea and coffee will  be provided. We'll be looking … Continue reading Roll up! roll up!…

Safeguarding and Prevent Training – quick update

January 2019 New Prevent training materials are now available if you need to update your training (this should be done every 2 years), or if you are new to ACL delivery. Please see our CPD page here for details: Continuing Professional Development Don't forget to save your certificate, and let your manager know when you … Continue reading Safeguarding and Prevent Training – quick update

End of year news

Sector news Did you know there is an Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe? This is a website which collects examples of good practice in adult education from across Europe and they recently held a conference in Birmingham –see the report here: https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en/blog/epale-uk-conference-celebrating-adult-learning The report mentions iDEA - an international online programme of easy-to-access … Continue reading End of year news

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!

Upcoming training opportunitities

ACL tutor briefing sessions These are filling up fast.  Please book your places asap if you haven't already done so.  Details here: https://staffsacl.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/staffs-acl-tutor-briefings-2018-19-essential-briefing-for-all-tutors-book-now/ Resources from the sessions will be made available on this website after the sessions have taken place. ETF ALDD sessions: Designed to increase the awareness, capacity and expertise in the post-16 education … Continue reading Upcoming training opportunitities

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…