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Apr 11

Engaging a reluctant maths and English cohort – April

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm


Learner engagement is a perpetual struggle in FE, particularly for students and apprentices retaking maths and English. Equip yourself with some new strategies to engage a potentially reluctant cohort. We call it the New York, New York theory – if we can make it (crack it) in maths and English, we can make it anywhere!

This workshop will focus on the initial weeks of delivery, applying good practice to all the key elements of course introduction and delivery to engage learners. There will be plenty of chance to share experiences (good and bad), and delegates will leave with a resource pack that can be adapted and rolled out with your next cohort.

Here’s what we’ll cover in the session:

  • Meaningful initial assessment
  • Induction – setting expectations and raising aspirations
  • Target setting
  • Early weeks – the creation of a positive learning environment

Sam Woodland is an enthusiastic, experienced educator with a proven, 15 year, track record in achieving outcomes consistently above national average, via a responsive curriculum offer serving the needs of the community. She’s a successful manager of curriculum teams working collaboratively to deliver topical and engaging content rated OFSTED outstanding, and a highly experienced maths and English manager, now providing training, consultancy services and interim support to education providers.

This session are designed for delivery staff and managers responsible for maths and English provision within apprenticeships and study programmes.

“Sam’s work on integrating maths and English topics into vocational studies was fantastic and a great source of support and inspiration for lecturers working with a diverse range of subjects and student abilities.”

 – David Wales, Senior Project Manager, City College Plymouth


April 11
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Strategic Development Network (SDN)
01622 962 411
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