Maths and English Pipeline

We are committed to improving outcomes for learners in maths and English – both GCSE and Functional Skills.

We have agreed an exciting new programme of courses to support all teachers of maths and English to improve their practice.  We will shortly be announcing dates and venues.

Please contact your Regional Specialist Lead if you are interested in attending one of these courses, want to find out more information or to arrange an in-house course for your staff.

CPD for maths and English teachers

The following CPD courses for English & maths teachers will be available:

Short courses

  • Motivating and engaging maths learners
  • Motivating and engaging English learners
  • Improving formative assessment in maths
  • Improving formative assessment in English
  • Maths vocational revitalisers
  • English vocational revitaliser
  • Introduction to resilience in English learning
  • Introduction to mathematical resilience
  • Maximising progress at Entry Level – maths
  • Maximising progress at Entry Level – English
  • Supporting effective maths and English lesson observations
  • Using technology in maths and English teaching
  • Supporting Apprenticeships with maths and English
  • Supporting managers with maths and English

Enhanced courses (3 days +)

  • CPD modules (Level 5) for teachers of maths GCSE resits
  • CPD modules (Level 5) for teachers of English GCSE resits
  • Maths Enhancement Programme (MEP)
  • English Enhancement Programme (EEP)
  • Coaching skills for developing English resilience
  • Coaching skills for developing maths resilience

Watch our video to hear from practitioners who have attended our maths and English courses:


Online maths & English CPD courses and resources

There are online modules to develop your personal skills and provide support for marking learners’ work. These will be of particular interest to vocational FE and college teachers and teachers of Functional Skills who are now required to teach GCSE.

There are six modules each for maths and English, available now on Foundation Online Learning.

Our Strategic Guide supports leaders and managers to deliver GCSE maths and English to the 16-19 cohort. It incorporates a Health Check Toolkit and case studies. Working with our delivery partners, we have also produced guidance and resources for senior leaders and governors to help increase GCSE maths and English capacity in the post-16 sector.

The Excellence Gateway is home to some superb resources such as the four good practice case studies of further education and skills providers offering 16–19 study programmes: published by Ofsted. Recent additions include guides to teaching maths in vocational settings and Unlocking Maths to support the teaching of maths in prisons. The reformed GCSE Maths specification includes new topics and there are five short films showing effective practice as well as five short films showing the teaching of maths in five vocational areas.