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Welcome to the March e-news update 


In this edition, we have a heads up on:
  • A new report on maths in FE
  • Shaping Success in Maths and English live event
  • CPD for Advanced Practitioners
  • Courses and webinars in March 
...and lots more. If you haven't yet signed up for your own copy of the e-news update, please join us! You can subscribe for free here.

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Barbara Zealley
Editor
News
OCR to withdraw from providing Functional Skills qualifications
OCR intends to withdraw from providing English and Maths Functional Skills qualifications at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 at the end of 2020. More

Mathematics in Further Education Colleges
A new Nuffield-funded report into the state of mathematics education across England’s FE sector has found that major investment in leadership training and teacher professional development is required to make more significant and sustained improvements. More

Ofsted to withhold inspection reports until complaints resolved
Ofsted are consulting on proposals for revisions to post-inspection arrangements, including how complaints are handled about their work. The proposals, if agreed, will enable any queries or concerns about an inspection to be addressed quickly and before an inspection report is finalised. More

Online CPD programme to support essential digital skills qualifications
A new programme of online training and community support to support teachers and trainers who will be delivering courses related to the new legal digital entitlement has been launched. More
Resources
GCSE maths for post-16 learners
This book aims to support achievement of Functional Skills maths and/or (foundation level) GCSE maths for learners studying within a range of post-16 settings. Priced at £12, the book is written as a step by step guide which allows learners to make links between topics and to develop transferable skills.
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Events
Shaping Success in Maths & English
17th March, Leeds. Explore ways to improve learner confidence, engagement and achievement in maths and English and to develop your digital skills. Lots of opportunities for networking and sharing. More
Training
Developing Advanced Practitioners
Ludlow, Shropshire 
23rd & 24th of April plus follow up day (date TBA). 


"So many ideas to use at work!" 
"We had the chance to reflect on how as an AP we can be a force and impact change."
"I thoroughly enjoyed it as it increased my awareness of what's happening in the FE sector."


Are you an Advanced Practitioner looking to develop your practice? This innovative 3 day CPD programme will model approaches that you can apply to your own work and will enable you to provide effective peer-to-peer support with colleagues back in your organisation. Places are limited and are going fast, so do act quickly if you'd like to participate. Find out more and book now
 
Supporting learners with SEND
9th March, 12:00 to 13:30. This webinar will introduce you to a series of strategies that can help support learners with SEND and/or neuro-diversities with their maths and English learning. More
Embedded English skills and support for ESOL learners
11th March, Derby. This 1 day course will enable you to plan and design differentiated, inclusive sessions for your ESOL learners. More
Using phonics-based teaching at Entry level
12th March, 12:00 to 13:30. This webinar aims to help you explore phonics-based teaching approaches at Entry Levels, and will introduce you to basic code to one-to-many principles. More
GCSE maths resits: Moving a learner up to a Grade 4
16th March, 12:00 to 13:30. Find out more about this webinar and about specially designed in-house courses that aim to meet the specific CPD needs of your organisation. More
GCSE English: Moving learners from Grade 3 to Grade 4
20th March, 9:30 -16:00, Derby. Find out more about this 1 day course and about specially designed in-house courses that aim to meet the specific CPD needs of your organisation. More
Developing Vocabulary on Vocational Programmes
20th March, 12:00 to 13:30. Find out how you can support your learners so they have the confidence to read, understand and use technical vocabulary in a vocational setting or in the workplace. More
T Level Professional Development
A range of T Level Professional Development (TLPD) opportunities is now available to help you develop embedded English, maths and digital skills into technical subject teaching. More
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