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 September 2014

 

 Mind the Gap
 Stepping up to GCSE English
 

 Date:     Tuesday 23 September 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 An English course aimed at tutors and trainers currently
 delivering 
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence
 to kick start 
the progressionto delivering GCSE English. 


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 New Teachers' Toolkit
 Practical tips and techniques for those in their 
 first year of teaching 


 Date:     Wednsday 24 September 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

  A practical day full of ideas and techniques so that you
  are ready to 'hit the ground running'.  It is aimed at anyone new
   to teaching or 
training or who would like some practical ideas to
   enhance their 
teaching.

 

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Mind the Gap
 Stepping up to GCSE Maths


 Date:     Thursday 25 September 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

  A maths course aimed at tutors and trainers currently
 delivering Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence
 to kick start the progression to delivering GCSE Maths.



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 Motivation & Self Esteem
 Working with de-motivated learners


 Date:     Friday 26 September 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

  This workshop is aimed at leaders, managers, teacher,
  trainers and others who work with de-motivated students
  and clients.

  The aim of the day is to:
  - explore the blocks to motivation, personal change and
   self-esteem - why are they often lacking?
  - consider the relationship between thoughts, feelings
   and beliefs and their impact upon motivation
  - examine different models to help promote future motivation
    and personal change



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 Dyslexia Awareness and Support


 Date:     Monday 29 September 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 Understanding dyslexia and its impact on learners is key to
 providing the best support for them.  This event is aimed
 at those who have relatively little or no experience of
 developing strategies to support learners with dyslexia.

 see also Dyslexia in Depth Parts 1 & 2 
 (22 Oct & 18 Nov 2014) for more advanced events on
 this topic - pages 8 & 18




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 Raising the Participation 16-19
 Developing effective study 
 programmes  and traineeships


 Date:     Tuesday 30 September 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 This event will focus on three of the more complex elements
 of the new study programmes:

- non-qualification activity including work experience and
 enterprise education
- English and maths requirements
- teaching and learning 16-19

 Managers and practitioners will also have the opportunity
 to share by:

- reviewing expectations of learners, Ofsted and the
  Department for Education (DfE)
- evaluating examples of good practice
- discussing challenges and identifying strategies for
  development





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 October 2014


 

  
 Good to Outstanding
 Building on your strategies for improving
 teaching and learning


 Date:     Wednesday 01 October 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 This event is for managers and trainers and those involved
 in delivering staff development.  The event will focus on
 providing practical ideas and inspiration to support anyone
 who 
is seeking to deliver outstanding teaching and learning.


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  Active Learning in Functional Skills - 

 Maths and English 

 Date:     Friday 03 October 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

  This workshop is designed to develop active ideas and 
 resources for teaching and learning Maths and English 
 Functional Skills that will engage and motivate the learner.



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 Developing Maths Skills for Learners
 with Learning Needs
 


 Date:     Monday 06 October 2014
 Time:    10:00 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

  This day will give teachers and trainers an opportunity to 
 develop teaching strategies which focus on supporting the 
 development of maths skills up to GCSE level for learners 
 with additional learning needs.

 



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 Employers' Breakfast:
 Getting ready for changes to apprenticeships
 


 Date:     Tuesday 07 October 2014
 Time:     08:30 - 10:00
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     Free

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

  A morning of coffee, croissants and strategic discussion, 
 as regards Employers, Apprentices and how to choose a 
 provider.

  

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 Apprenticeship Reforms for Leaders and
 Managers
 


 Date:     Tuesday 07 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 16:00
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

  This session will unpick Apprenticeship Reforms for 2014
 and look at the implications to SASE frameworks and 
 their implementation.

 
  Apply Now
 

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 A Step Nearer to Delivering GCSE Maths 


 Date:     Wednesday 08 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 This course follows on from our “Mind the Gap - stepping
 up to GCSE Maths” workshop (page 2), and examines the
 higher level maths skills which form the GCSE Mathematics
 qualification.




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 A Step Nearer to Delivering GCSE English
 


 Date:     Tuesday 14 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 This course follows on from our “Mind the Gap -
 stepping up to GCSE English” workshop (page 2),
 and examines the higher level English skills which
 form the GCSE English qualification, including personal
 English skills development and pedagogical approaches.


 Apply Now
 

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 Flipping the classroom
 


 Date:     Thursday 16 October 2014

 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 A virtual toolbox of technology based teaching and training ideas
 to engage, excite and extend learning.

 Linked to Ofsted priorities and the BIS response to the FELTAG
 Report, this workshop focuses on teacher and trainer practical
 activities using free or cheap technology based tools to support
 whole group learning and individual assessment.

 

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 Teaching without Furniture
 Removing the furniture and other 
 barriers to learning


 Date:     Monday 20 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 An innovative practical workshop which looks at whole body
 learning ideas to engage and motivate learners, and why
 sitting on your bottom all day can be counterproductive to
 learning.




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 Engage with English
 Developing reading for GCSE (E1)


 Date:     Tuesday 21 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 This is the first of three workshops breaking down the GCSE
 syllabus into bite size chunks, covering the reading element
 required for GCSE English.  
Looking at delivery methods and
 resources, it is intended as an intensive session for those
 tutors or trainers who are stepping up from Functional Skills
 or need some support with the delivery of the GCSE English
 syllabus, covering both personal skill development and
 teaching strategies.





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 Dyslexia in Depth (1)
 Taking a cross organisation approach
 to supporting dyslexia


 Date:     Wednesday 22 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

 This is the first of two* sessions that can also be attended as
 stand-alone workshops.  It goes beyond awareness raising
 and considers how to support learners throughout their
 studies and how to prepare them for training, work or
 continuing education.  This first session will include looking
 at a whole organisation approach to support, and is aimed
 at managers, teachers or trainers from any further and higher
 education or training organisation.  The session also considers
 different dyslexic profiles as well as co-occurrence with other
 conditions, and the implications for organisations, employers
 and for learners.

* Dyslexia in Depth (2) - developments in dyslexia: research 

 and national policy updates and the implications is on
 Tues 18 Nov '14 (see page 18 for more details)

see also ”Dyslexia Awareness & Support”  (page 3) for a 
more introductory event on dyslexia 




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 Integrating English, Maths and Employability
 Skills into all Programmes


 Date:     Thursday 23 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

Jobs for life are a thing of the past with English and maths the only
transferable skills in a rapidly changing job market.

This workshop looks at how to raise learner achievement and
employability through the integration of English and maths skills
into all teaching and learning programmes.



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 GSCE Maths - Statistics, talking number (M1)


 Date:     Friday 24 October 2014
 Time:    10:30 - 15:30
 Venue:  Bishops Hull House, Taunton
 Cost:     £145.00 (LSW Members fee*) / £295.00 (Standard fee)

An English course aimed at tutors
and trainers currently delivering
Functional Skills, developing skills and confidence to kick start the progression
to delivering GCSE English. 

This is the first in a set of five workshops that breaks down
the GCSE syllabus into bite size chunks.  It looks at delivery
methods and resources and is intended as an intensive session
for those tutors or trainers who are stepping up from Functional
Skills or need some support with the delivery of the GCSE maths
syllabus covering both personal skill development and teaching
strategies.


 Apply Now 

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To see a full list of our Training Events, Networks & Conferences
for Autumn 2014 
click here

Professional Development Services
events@learning-southwest.org.uk
tel:  (01823) 335491


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