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Maths and English Leadership Development

FE Associates have been commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation to develop a training programme to improve leadership in English and maths provision.  Please find below an overview of the online modules.

Introduction and context

Welcome to the online CPD programme for building subject leadership in English and maths for which the ETF have commissioned FEA to develop. The modules have been designed around key themes and feedback from the sector including Ofsted inspection reports and dovetail with the ETFs existing maths and English support programmes and pipeline. The three modules are:

  • Explain outcome and progress data for English and maths
  • Use outcome and progress data to improve teaching, learning and assessment in English and maths
  • Monitoring progress without data in teaching, learning and assessment

The modules and content have been developed for English and maths leaders but the content and activities can be applied to vocational managers who wish to develop their management skills and improve learner outcomes. Lecturing staff or aspiring managers would also benefit from completing the online modules to develop their understanding of outcome and progress data and how to improve teaching, learning and assessment.

The online modules do not have all of the answers to improving outcomes in English and maths. They do however cover a number of key themes which will have an impact on improving teaching, learning and assessment and learner outcomes. The content and activities are not specific to any organisation and can be applied across the whole FE and skills sector. For staff who want additional support with or during the modules, they can access a coaching and support programme through the ETF.

Module completion

The modules utilise a blended approach. The overall programme combines a variety of activities including online activities, self-reflection tasks and practical activities including learning walks, work scrutiny and the development of action plans. There are also some detailed explanations of specific aspects, particularly around different types of data.

Each module is divided into three units so that you can work through these at your own pace. There is no estimated completion time, this will vary depending on your starting levels, skills, knowledge and the time it takes to complete some of the practical tasks. Some of the practical tasks will require you to work collaboratively with your teams and your line manager.

Throughout the modules, there is a notebook which you can record your thoughts, findings or use for general notes. This notebook will follow you through the whole programme and can be printed off at the end. The notebook does not need to be completed and staff who prefer, can makes notes in other online or paper based formats. The modules and units can be completed in any order to meet your own CPD requirements and priorities. The programme will save completed work so that you can pause and revisit it at a later date.

Module Overview

  1. Explain outcome and progress data for English and maths

In this module you will explore the different types and forms of outcome and progress data.  You will also evaluate what the different types of outcome and progress data can tell you about your provision. Finally, in this module you will consider how data can be presented for different audiences. This module uses a variety of learning activities including online activities, self-reflection tasks and the investigation and analysis of data in your workplace. You will also discuss data use with colleagues in your workplace and develop action plans to build on the impact of your use of data.

Use outcome and progress data to improve teaching, learning and assessment in English and maths

This module explores how data is used by managers and will give you the opportunity to use data in a variety of situations. You will explore the different ways data is used as a management tool to improve learner outcomes. You will also consider how data is used with students to help them reflect on their progress and target areas for further improvement. Finally, in this module, there is an optional additional unit where you can explore how to use data with staff to improve outcomes. This module uses a variety of learning activities including online activities, self-reflection tasks and the investigation and analysis of data in your workplace. You will also discuss data use with colleagues in your workplace and produce action plans to develop your use of data.

Monitoring progress without data in teaching, learning and assessment

This module explores how you can improve learner outcomes and monitor progress without data. You will explore how work scrutiny and learning walks can be used effectively to monitor learner progress. You will also explore how to set and use effective targets with learners to improve their progress. This module encourages you to learn through online activities and then apply these to your organisation through practical tasks including conducting learning walks and work scrutiny with guidance, key themes and lines of enquiry.

Support Packages

There are two options of support that can be purchased:

Option 1

£149 per person

Completion of three online modules only. 

1.    Explain outcome and progress data for English and maths

2.    Use outcome and progress data to improve teaching, learning and assessment in English and maths

3.    Monitoring progress without data in teaching, learning and assessment

The online programme is blended and staff will participate in a combination of online activities, self-reflection and practical tasks including learning walks and work scrutiny.

 

Option 2

£1800 for up to six staff

Combine the online modules with support and coaching. The three day support programme is tailored to provide on-going support and development with maths and English specialists from the sector. The programme is personalised but may include reviewing the online modules, individual action plans, in year progress or completing joint activities e.g. work scrutiny or learning walks. Prior to the support starting, a scoping meeting will be held to determine the exact details.

Up to six staff can participate in the programme over the three days.

 

 Networking event

The exact details of the networking event are yet to be finalised but staff who engage in option 1 or 2 will get the opportunity to attend a networking event to share best practice in the sector. This will be £100 per attendee and more information will follow.

What next?

You can view the ETF marketing literature here, please contact Edd Brown (07827 892146 or edd.brown@fea.co.uk) or Karen Brooks (01454 617707 or karen.brooks@fea.co.uk) for more information and joining instructions.

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