Staying at the Cutting Edge of a Changing Landscape

Maintaining and enhancing the knowledge and skills of your teams has a clear impact on outcomes for learners. Quality CPD programmes ensure that knowledge stays relevant and everyone is up to date with changing trends and directions. The Government’s Strategy to Support Workforce Excellence in Further Education, published in July 2014, outlines a commitment to raise standards of teaching, classroom support and leadership in the sector. Priority areas are leadership and governance, teaching and learning (including for learners with SEND), engagement with employers. effective use of technology and, perhaps most importantly, in delivery of Maths and English programmes.

In May 2014 The Education and Training Foundation published the 2014 Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training with a clear agenda aimed at improving teaching standards in Maths, English and for learners with SEND.

Marilyn is a highly experienced trainer and has successfully designed and delivered inspirational training programmes and  workshops on a wide variety of topics to the LLDD sector.

She can offer training solutions ranging from one-off CPD events to bespoke programmes linked to the particular requirements of an organisation.

Programmes can be designed around pre-existing known training needs or introduced as an integral component of quality improvement by carrying out training needs analysis from quality assurance and observations data.

Some of the bespoke training programmes designed and delivered by Marilyn include

E-Safety Solutions

♦ Managing and assessing risks in an on-line environment
♦ How to embed e-safety in teaching and learning
♦ E-safety solutions for parents and carers
♦ Organisational readiness – developing an e-safety strategy

ICT and E-Learning

♦ Technology as a tool for learning at Entry level
♦ Choosing and using digital resources
♦ Harnessing the power of mobile technology for learning

English, Maths, and Functional Skills

♦ Recognising literacy and numeracy learning opportunities in the E1 continuum
♦ Embedding literacy, numeracy and functional skills in work-related and community learning
♦ Using language experience to develop reading skills at Entry level
♦ Symbols, symbols, symbols – do they promote or hinder the development of reading skills?
♦ Functional Skills – designing your programme

Teaching and Learning

♦ The language of targets   ♦ Classroom management with challenging learners
♦ Schemes of work, lesson planning and differentiation
♦ Assessment for learning   ♦ Effective resource planning
♦ How to work effectively with LSAs in the classroom
♦ Developing and implementing  sex and relationships education programmes at entry level