Get connected! with 6 quick wins…

We'd like to invite tutors to engage with the following resources and ideas.  Start with the quick survey and see how far down the list you get! Super-quick (2-minute) survey for all ACL tutors to complete via survey monkey (anonymously) - click on the link below - this will help us plan what further support or training … Continue reading Get connected! with 6 quick wins…


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?

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

Sharing Good Practice

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

Spring update

This month…. Ofsted – Congratulations and thanks!! Resources from our Embedding British Values and RARPA CPD sessions. Ofsted As you know our long-awaited Ofsted inspection took place on 27-28th February, and the report was published on 20th March.  We are very pleased that our provision was judged to be “Good”, as it was when we … Continue reading Spring update

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: ...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

Individual Learning Plans – advice for tutors

Find the purpose! You need to be convinced of the purpose of the RARPA and ILP process and you need to convince your learners.  Take the time to look through the ILP documents and understand them.  If you still have questions or concerns talk to your manager.  See the ILP spider diagram for one way of … Continue reading Individual Learning Plans – advice for tutors