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Don’t miss out on our comprehensive library of expert-led new post-16 maths and English webinars

We’d just like to remind you about our outstanding post-16 maths and English development webinars from the Education and Training Foundation which will be taking place this term until the 31st March 2020.

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A Wide Range of Webinars Available

Evidence-based and expert-led these concentrated, one-hour webinars will enable staff to master a key topic in post 16 maths and English teaching, with a range of practical ideas they can explore in the classroom or workshop.

Suitable for Everyone

Suitable for maths, English and ESOL teachers, vocational tutors, teaching assistants and managers, and covering the full breadth of the Professional Standards, there’s something for every member of the team!

Our Webinars

WEBINAR TITLEDATE
Maximising the effectiveness of Support Staff23/04/2020
Mixed ability teaching in maths  24/03/2020
Alternative ways to teach key topics in English 24/03/2020
Maximising the effectiveness of support staff 25/03/2020
Stretching And challenging learners In maths  25/03/2020
Mixed ability teaching in English 26/03/2020
Supporting Dyslexic Learners27/03/2020
Using phonics-based teaching at Entry Level – an introductory webinar 30/03/2020
Alternative ways to teach key topics in maths 30/03/2020
An introduction to Phonics to support ESOL learners webinar 31/03/2020
Supporting Neurodiversity in English and maths31/03/2020

We are currently running the following webinars, please click on the relevant webinar title link for further information:

  • Alternative ways to teach key topics in English: This course will explore different ways to motivate students by looking at alternative ways to teach essential English skills to provide the essential knowledge students need for the exam and the next steps in their lives. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 24th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Effective feedback in Maths and English to support progress and achievement: Evidence is fairly conclusive that feedback has a large impact on students progress and achievement, this course will help practitioners develop this aspect of their practice and so help deliver greater impact on learners. This webinar will be taking place on Thursday 12th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Functional Skills: Explore new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning – maths: The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce the purpose, content and structure of the new Functional Skills maths subject materials. You will be introduced to some of the key teaching approaches modelled in the materials, and to a range of ideas for lessons that can be adapted for different contexts and models of support. The webinar will also help you to consider how you can support the needs of different learners on Functional Skills courses. This webinar will be taking place on Monday 16th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Supporting post-16 learners with SEND in English: This webinar will provide some practical strategies for supporting, motivating and enabling post-16 learners with SEND to achieve academic and personal success. This webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 4th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Functional Skills: Explore new materials and approaches to support teaching and learning – English: The aim of the interactive webinar is to introduce the purpose, content and structure of the new Functional Skills English subject materials. You will be introduced to some of the key teaching approaches modelled in the materials, and to a range of ideas for lessons that can be adapted for different contexts and models of support. The webinar will also help you to consider how you can support the needs of different learners on Functional Skills courses. This webinar will be taking place on Monday 9th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Maximising the effectiveness of support staff: Research evidence indicates there can be a positive impact on learner attainment when a range of support staff work in structured settings, implementing targeted interventions using brief, regular sessions maintained over time to motivate, support and engage students. These interventions need to be based on detailed assessments to ensure that the right support is provided to the right pupil. This webinar will help you explore these areas. This webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 25th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Mixed ability teaching in English: This course will explore the do’s and don’ts of mixed ability teaching, making sure teachers have high expectations of all students. This webinar will be taking place on Thursday 26th February and Thursday 26th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Effectively contextualising learning within Maths lessons: Much has been made over the past ten years of the benefits of embedding maths and English within vocational provision. There has been less focus however on the benefits of contextualising – building maths and English teaching around real life, relevant vocational examples. The impact can be powerful for learner and teachers alike. This webinar will be taking place on Monday 24th February and Thursday 18th March between 16:30 to 18:00.
  • Effectively contextualising learning within English lessons: Much has been made over the past ten years of the benefits of embedding maths and English within vocational provision. There has been less focus however on the benefits of contextualising – building maths and English teaching around real life, relevant vocational examples. The impact can be powerful for learner and teachers alike. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 17th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Developing an effective Post-16 Maths and English curriculum: With Ofsted’s new focus on the ‘Quality of Education’ many providers are reviewing their curriculum to ensure it offers the depth and breadth to engage and challenge learners. This webinar will outline the key elements of reviewing and developing your existing curriculum offer with a clear process you can follow. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Stretching and challenging learners in maths: This course will support you to develop teaching approaches and subject-specific pedagogy required to challenge and encourage more able learners. This webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 25th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • An introduction to Phonics to support ESOL learners: Phonics-based approaches are a key part of the new Functional Skills English at Entry Level and can have particular benefits with ESOL learners. This webinar explores how to use phonics-based approaches appropriately, building on insights from the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 31st March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Stretching And challenging learners In maths: This course will support you to develop teaching approaches and subject-specific pedagogy required to challenge and encourage more able learners. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 25th February between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Stretching And challenging learners In English: This course will support you to develop teaching approaches and subject-specific pedagogy required to challenge and encourage more able learners. This webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 18th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Literacy For Maths: overcoming language Issues in GCSE and Functional Skills Maths: Both research evidence and practical experience tells us that often learners lack the English language skills required to effectively engage with maths questions, and that this can hold back their progress and development. This webinar will explore the issue and identify how you can scaffold tasks to make them more accessible to a variety of learners. This webinar will be taking place on Thursday 27th February and Tuesday 17th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Supporting dyslexic learners: Taking national figures, one in ten of your learners is likely to suffer from dyslexia. For one in twenty dyslexia is likely to significantly impact on their progress in reading, writing and spelling. This webinar identifies what you can do to support dyslexics in your classroom and through effective inclusive teaching benefit all the learners in your class. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 25th February and Tuesday 10th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Using phonics-based teaching at Entry Level – an introductory webinar: The webinar aims to introduce the CPD programme developed to support Functional English practitioners in exploring phonics-based teaching approaches at Entry Levels. It provides an opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of using such approaches with post 16 learners and explores some of the key principles that underpin the teaching strategies covered in the one day courses. This webinar will be taking place on Monday 30th March 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Using digital tools to enhance collaborative activities in maths: This interactive webinar will support participants to develop their understanding of a range of digital tools that can be used to support collaborative maths learning. Teaching and learning maths can be challenging. While working on maths problems, students may suffer from mental fatigue and excessive exhaustion, and struggle to keep pace. Join this webinar to get some insight into how the to use digital tools to support your learners to learn together. This webinar will be taking place on Wednesday 11th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Supporting post-16 learners with SEND in Maths: This webinar will provide some practical strategies for supporting, motivating and enabling post-16 learners with SEND to achieve academic and personal success. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 10th March between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Embedding maths and English in Agriculture-Based Vocational Work: Exploring the essential maths and English skills students need in agricultural work and finding the most effective ways of linking these skills to the qualifications they need. This webinar will be taking place on Monday 24th February between 16:30 and 18:00.
  • Mixed ability teaching in maths: This course will explore the do’s and don’ts of mixed ability teaching, making sure teachers have high expectations of all students. This webinar will be taking place on Tuesday 24th March between 16:30 and 18:00.

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