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  1. Traineeships – What works for English and Maths! Welcome! Denny Brothers Conference Centre Bury St Edmunds 11th July 2014 – 10.30am – 15.30pm

  2. AGENDA10.30am – 15.30pm (lunch 12.45pm) 10.30 – 10.45 Welcome and introductions - Project overview – Aim/Objectives of event(Wendy Wilkinson, ACER) 10.45 – 11.30 Traineeship Recruitment – Cambridge Regional College – Lead Partner – What works for us! (Heidi Hodgson, CRC) – Task 1 – Area for development or Improvement? 11.30 – 12.15 English and maths – support in practice (Jo Loss – Essex County Council) 12.15 – 12.45 Development activity – All Project partners 12.45 – 1.15 LUNCH 1.15 – 1.45 e-learning tools for English and Maths (Bob Read, ACER) 1.45 – 2.00 Staff development – personal and professional skills (Bob Read, ACER) 2.00 – 3.00 - Task 2 - workshops: Embedding(Wendy Wilkinson) Progression into GCSE English (Bob Read) 3.00 – 3.30 Networking and Evaluation

  3. Traineeships – what works for English and Maths? Objectives to: • review and share effective recruitment strategies for Traineeship programmes • share effective practice in the delivery of English and maths skills on Traineeships • discuss ideas and good practice materials/approaches for collation in the 'How to' guide • consider staff development opportunities and curriculum support activity to improve teaching and learning

  4. Our project • The Education and Training Foundation/AELP bid • £715,000 funding in total – national project – 14 successful • Purpose - CPD, resources/materials to improve outcomes from traineeship programmes for learners and employers. • Strands: • 1. Quality of teaching (eg English and maths, Employability skills) • 2. Engaging with employers and work placements • 3. Robust initial assessment processes • 4. Quality of provision for learners from vulnerable and excluded groups • http://www.traineeship-staff-support.co.uk/

  5. Our project- Transition from Functional Skills to GCSE English and Maths Aim: to increase the scale of traineeship delivery in the East of England and to improve the quality of teaching with a focus on English and Maths, employability and basic occupational skills. In doing this we will concentrates, in the main, on developing trainers and assessors to deliver English and Maths with a focus on GCSEs.

  6. Our project • Runs from April – July 2014 • CRC lead provider • ACER project management • 3 partner groupings – 6 partners • Business Managers/Employer Engagement/WBL • English Specialists • Maths Specialists • 5 Workshops • 1-2-1 support • Regional event • Production of good practice ‘How to’ Guides

  7. Our project 6 Project partners: • Broadland Council Training Services • Anne Clarke Ltd • Cambridgeshire ACL/Library Services • Cambridge Regional College • Easton & Otley College • South Essex ACL

  8. Traineeship recruitment – what works for us! Heidi Hodgson Cambridge Regional College

  9. Task 1 - Area for development or Improvement? Working in pairs - introduce yourself Discuss your learner recruitment approaches – use the checklist to identify areas of development or improvement Feedback to main group 3 key aspects of effective practice

  10. English and Maths – what works for us and why! HARLOW FC TRAINEESHIP • English and maths – what works

  11. The Background • All males aged 17-19 • 4 mornings a week – Employability, maths, English and study session • All within Harlow FC • Afternoons work experience including football • No traditional classroom setting, technology available

  12. English – what works • Use of technology • Padlet • Xerte • YouTube • Fodey • http://xot20.essexacl.ac.uk/rss.php?username=Jo_Loss • http://padlet.com/jo_loss/slaz4cjps0e6 Challenges • Improper use of technology • Short attention span • E3 on average • Barriers to writing

  13. Hills hailed a Hero

  14. Maths – what works • Can do cards • Practical maths • Using football statistics and data • In the football stadium

  15. Employability • Use of interactive activities • http://www.fasttomato.com/ • https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobfamily/Pages/default.aspx • http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/153053-resources-link.pdf

  16. Wordle Applet

  17. Interactive resources list • www.padlet.com • www.fodey.com • www.wordle.net • http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/index.aspx • www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk • www.fasttomato.com • http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/153053-resources-link.pdf

  18. Our project - update from project partners • Share progress to date • Identify an aspect of effective practice developed as a result of the project • Outline further action for improvement

  19. Cambridge Regional CollegeEngaging Traineeship learners with English • making the link to trainees’ own use of English in their daily lives and in their chosen vocation. • group discussion activities • trainees’ own ‘skills audit’ based on job role • Padlet: - an online virtual wall - used to collate information, share ideas and web links - learners created their own walls which they were able to keep for as long as they needed.

  20. Padlet walls and their purpose Relating everything to the real working environment. • http://padlet.com/mmartin20/22xrl93ef1p Contracts • http://padlet.com/AFKmuch/27pnlh3193ib ​ ERR • http://padlet.com/AFKmuch/cndq90g905vd Skills-Scan • http://padlet.com/99205196/4zbhng5g3m81 Incident reporting • http://padlet.com/Chiefette/59luenpyqten Cover Letter • By completing these walls the learners were able to find and interpret information ,relating it to audience and purpose and also complete writing tasks. • Interview

  21. Broadland Council Training Services • Areas of Good Practice • Delivery and support with CV building • Developmental interview skills • Supporting use of in house initial assessments • Embedded and contextualised functional skills tasks

  22. Broadland Council Training Services Current Development • Introduction of Bite Size QCF units for English and Maths • Use of skills audits • Development of Edmodo online facility for learners • Staff development for assessors

  23. Cambridgeshire Learning Services Young Adults Leaving Care and Staff Development • Development of Individual Learning Plan to incorporate: • Cambridgeshire County initial assessments • Goal setting in workplace skills, English and maths • Reflection on learning from all staff involved as well as individual learner • http://cambsacl.pbworks.com/w/page/81659384/Traineeships • L3 blended learning course in English for Teachers – maths course in planning stage

  24. Cambridgeshire Learning Services Contextualised initial assessment resources • Unpacked Job Description into tasks • Customer Service, Admin, IT, H&S • Created: Self-assessment checklist, Can Do cards, paperwork file, online tool for resources Benefits: • promoted discussion on English within the workplace • can adapt for maths and for any job description • knowledge/use of new online teaching/collation tools

  25. Overview • Developed assessment flow chart process to ensure correct route for English and Maths . • Accreditation bite size units • Training session planned for all involved in delivery of bite size units • Review delivery process to include group delivery where possible • Generic work related Maths and English resources to be developed

  26. Maths & English resources • Using generic, work related tasks that will be relevant to all learners • Maths – comparing two job offers. Job titles can be changed easily to embed different areas. • comparing and calculating transport costs • Hours worked • pay • English - incident form. • Reading • Writing • Speaking and listening skills

  27. Can do cards mathbright + colourful+significant consolidation =responsive initial assessment xconfidence buildinga trick up your sleeve………

  28. Linking skills assessment to workplace development and employer awareness of English, maths and ICT • Take the job description • Add some key skill areas to be maintained/transferred to the workplace/specific vocational area • Mix in two or three aspects of English, maths or ICT to be developed • Fold in gently by embedding • Produce with graphics and guidance for the employer

  29. LUNCH Enjoy!

  30. Task 2 – workshops Two 30 minute workshops • Embedding approaches • Progression into GCSE English Opportunity to hear about different approaches, share materials developed and contribute to Guides

  31. Finally … Reminder: • Evaluation forms Thank you for your contribution to this project – we will send you a link to the Guides produced Safe journey home