Improving outcomes in maths and English

ccConsultancy and partners have been commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to support maths and English Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the North of England (Yorkshire and The Humber, the North West and the North East). ETF are funded by the DfE to support staff in the post-16 sector.

We’re offering a range of engaging courses and webinars to support your personal skills and teaching approaches, and to help you and your organisation improve outcomes in maths and English. Perhaps you’re looking to improve learner motivation and behaviour? Maybe you’d like to track learner progress more effectively? Maximise progress at entry level? Teach at Level 2 more effectively? Take a look at what’s on offer. If you have any queries, please get in touch with our Regional Lead, Petrina Lynn. We look forward to working with you!

Courses

You can choose to host a course, which is a great opportunity to collaborate and network with other providers, or you may like to run an in-house course just for your own staff. In-house courses can also be customised. You’ll have the opportunity to work with one of our Professional Development Leads both before and after the course, and we’ll help you identify how you can address any issues your organisation may be facing. These options will also enable your organisation to benefit from discounted rates. For full details of pricing and to book, please see our course booking form

See below for an overview of the courses on offer, you can click through to access more information and to book.

Maths

Engaging and motivating learners in maths

How do you get your learners inspired about maths and eager to learn? Back by popular demand, the Education and Training Foundation has re-commissioned this innovative training programme that provides teachers with a wide range of practical ideas to increase learner motivation. Mentoring will support you whilst you implement these ideas in your teaching.  Click here for more information and how to book

Mathematical Resilience: developing learners’ self-belief and perseverance

This course addresses the negative attitudes and anxieties towards mathematics commonly held by young people and adults, and identifies strategies to engage and motivate them – helping them to become mathematically resilient learners. The course can be run as a freestanding one-day course, or as the first stage of a package leading on to the three-day ‘Coaching skills for developing mathematical resilience’ course.  Click here for more information and how to book

Maths across the vocational programme: taking a deeper approach

Every vocational teacher or trainer, consciously or unconsciously, teaches aspects of maths because maths is required to carry out almost all vocational tasks. You will build on knowledge and techniques from their introductory Vocational Revitaliser course (or from prior learning and/or experiences of developing embedded maths).  Click here for more information and how to book

Meeting learners’ needs: effective assessment for learning in maths

This two-day blended course supports maths teachers to reflect on and make changes to their practice, meeting learners’ needs by using effective assessment for learning. The course links AfL to learner motivation, engagement and achievement and explores subject-specific, AfL approaches, pedagogy and resources. You will design learning tasks that enable learners and teachers to monitor, evaluate and review progress, building on learners’ prior knowledge and match teaching to learners’ needs.  Click here for more information and how to book

Teaching maths at level 2: effective practice for new and developing teachers

If you are new to teaching maths at level 2 or want to strengthen your understanding of key teaching approaches, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview. It will help you plan engaging lessons, utilise a range of teaching strategies, assess learning thoroughly and provide effective feedback.  Click here for more information and how to book

Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in maths

This course explores popular e-learning tools and websites for use in maths teaching. It will offer you the opportunity to widen your perspective on using digital technology to engage and support learners on Functional Maths and GCSE maths programmes.  Click here for more information and how to book

Vocational Revitaliser: maths - an introduction

Maths vocational revitalisers are one day, blended programmes that introduce techniques vocational practitioners can use to develop their learners’ confidence and abilities in maths. By doing things in a different way, practitioners can help learners improve their maths, at the same time as developing vocational skills. Courses are either contextualised to specific areas (such as Construction or Early Years), or open context, for practitioners from a range of vocational areas.  Click here for more information and how to book

English

Engaging and motivating learners in English

How do you get your learners inspired about English and eager to learn? Back by popular demand the Education and Training Foundation has commissioned more courses of this innovative training programme that provides teachers with a wide range of practical ideas to increase learner motivation, then supports you whilst you implement these ideas in your teaching.   Click here for more information and how to book

English across the vocational programme: taking a deeper approach

Every vocational teacher or trainer, consciously or unconsciously, teaches aspects of English because English (and, increasingly, digital literacies) are required to carry out almost all vocational tasks. You will build on knowledge and techniques from your introductory Vocational Revitaliser course (or from prior learning and/or experiences of developing embedded English).  Click here for more information and how to book

English resilience: developing learners’ self-belief and perseverance

This course addresses the negative attitudes towards learning English commonly held by young people and adults, and identifies strategies to engage and motivate them – helping them to become more resilient learners. The course can be run as a freestanding one-day course, or as the first stage of a package leading on to the three-day ‘Coaching skills for developing English resilience’ course.  Click here for more information and how to book

Meeting learners’ needs: effective assessment for learning in English

This two-day blended course supports English teachers to reflect on and make changes to their practice by using effective Assessment for Learning (AfL) approaches. The course links AfL to learner motivation, engagement and achievement and explores subject-specific, AfL approaches, pedagogy and resources. You will design learning tasks that enable learners and teachers to monitor, evaluate and review progress, to build on learners’ prior knowledge, and match teaching to learners’ needs.  Click here for more information and how to book

Teaching English at level 2: effective practice for new and developing teachers

If you are new to teaching English at level 2 or want to strengthen your understanding of key teaching approaches, this course will provide you with a comprehensive overview. It will help you plan engaging lessons, utilise a range of teaching strategies, assess learning thoroughly and provide effective feedback.   Click here for more information and how to book

Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in English

This one day course explores a range of popular e-learning tools and websites for use in English teaching. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use digital technology to engage and support learners on both Functional English and GCSE English programmes.  Click here for more information and how to book

Vocational Revitaliser: English - an introduction

A one day blended programme that introduce techniques vocational practitioners can use to develop their learners’ English confidence and abilities. By doing things in a different way, you can help learners improve their English, at the same time as developing vocational skills. Courses are either contextualised to specific areas (such as Construction or Early Years), or open context, for practitioners from a range of vocational areas.  Click here for more information and how to book

Maths and English

Effective practice in assessment and tracking: an introduction

This course will introduce you to the Foundation’s new evidence-based, Effective Practice Guidelines (EPGs) for assessment and tracking in maths and English. It will also explore teaching, learning and assessment approaches that will improve progression and attainment.  Click here for more information and how to book

Lesson observation and learning walks: improving learning in maths and English

The direct observation of teaching has for too long been associated with performance management alone, when it has a vital role to play in developing and improving it too. This practical one-day course will rigorously dissect what best practice means in maths and English and look in depth at how observations can be used developmentally by managers and colleagues to improve the teaching of maths and English – both when delivered in standalone lessons and when embedded into vocational learning.  Click here for more information and how to book

Maximise progress at entry level (maths and English)

Entry level courses are essential to motivate and provide learners with a firm foundation to study at higher levels in Functional Skills or progress to GCSE. The practical ideas suggested will be suitable for all exam boards and delegates will gain new and creative ideas on choosing options and developing an innovative curriculum to motivate learners in developing literacy skills further.  Click here for more information and how to book

Using coaching strategies to support maths and English

“Coaching is a process which aims to unlock a person’s potential to maximise their own performance by helping them to learn rather than teaching them.” (Whitmore, 2003). This course focuses on how teachers can develop and incorporate coaching approaches into their repertoire of skills, and use these to help maths & English learners become more independent, resilient and resourceful. It will encourage teachers to think differently about their practice and the learning culture in their classroom.  Click here for more information and how to book

Using digital technology: improving engagement and learning in maths and English

This one day course explores a range of popular e-learning tools and websites for use in teaching Functional Maths and English. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use digital technology to engage and support learners both in the classroom and in the development of blended learning. Click here for more information and how to book

Vocational Revitaliser: practical strategies for supporting maths and English in vocational learning

Maths and English (joint) vocational revitalisers are one-day, blended programmes that introduce techniques vocational practitioners can use to develop their learners’ confidence and abilities in maths & English. By doing things in a different way, practitioners can help learners improve their maths & English, at the same time as developing vocational skills. Courses are either contextualised to specific areas (such as construction), or open context, for practitioners from a range of contexts.  Click here for more information and how to book

Webinars

See below for an overview of the webinars on offer, you can click through to access more information and to book.

Assessment and tracking in maths and English (introductory webinar)

The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce effective practice in assessment and tracking for maths and English. Click here for more information and how to book

Digital approaches for maths and English study skills and assessment (webinar)

This interactive webinar will examine a range of digital approaches that can support maths and English development.  Click here for more information and how to book

Using ETF resources and support to develop your English and maths delivery (webinar)

This interactive webinar will examine a range of CPD and resources available through the Education and Training Foundation to support maths and English delivery. It will also help you plan a programme of support for staff involved in math and English support, teaching and embedding.  Click here for more information and how to book

Using multimedia with maths and English learners (webinar)

This interactive webinar will explore a range of multimedia for use with maths and English learners. It aims to give participants an opportunity to widen their perspectives on how teachers can use multimedia to engage and support learners. Click here for more information and how to book

Further help and information

For queries on courses, webinars and bookings, please contact our Regional Lead, Petrina Lynn

For further advice on professional development opportunities in maths and English, please contact your Regional Specialist Lead:

You may also like to take a look at the CPD opportunities available at Foundation Online Learning