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Developing English skills at Suffolk New College

ETF’s Bob Read talks with Louisa Hubbard, Head of English at Suffolk New College, about her approach to engaging vocational teams in integrating English skills development within their programmes.

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Engaging vocational teams in integrating maths and English skills in their programmes

ETF’s Bob Read talks to Trisha Franklin of Peterborough Regional College about her approach to engaging vocational teams in integrating maths and English skills development within their programmes

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Getting my Jam on with Jamboard

After a network meetiong organised by ETF Regional Specialist Lead Bob Read introduced Nicola Milton of Cambridge Regional College to Jamboard, she has gone on to to use it to good effect with her learners to enable them to work more collaboratively in new and interesting ways. In this blog, she explains how.

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Maths and English Adult and Community Learning National Online Forum

ETF Regional Specialist Leads launch a new national online forum for colleagues working in maths and English adult and community learning

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The English connection: Overcoming technical issues for 16–18 learners at Oaklands College

Regional Specialist Lead Bob Read talks to Chris Holsborough, English Lecturer at Oaklands College, Hertfordshire, about teaching English during the Covid pandemic

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Using scaffolding to build resources

ETF Shaping Success trainer Jo Small discusses how scaffolding helps build resources for maths and English in apprenticeships

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Division of labour: How hard work and technology have taken maths teaching online at Writtle University College

ETF Regional Specialist Lead Bob Read interviews Alvaro DeCarvalho of Writtle University College, Essex about teaching maths during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Facing up: Re-establishing in-person GCSE English teaching at Suffolk New College

ETF RSL Bob Read talks to Juliet Yager, GCSE English lecturer at Suffolk New College., about the importance of face-to-face delivery.

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Maths delivery in a time of Covid-19: West Suffolk College’s successful start to 2020–21

ETF Regional Specialist Lead Bob Read talks to Dominic Nice of West Suffolk College about maths delivery at the start of the 2020-21 academic year

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The impact of dialogic teaching on English and maths progress

Dialogic interventions in teaching English and maths (and science) could improve learner progress. The dialogic approach emphasises the use of dialogue in the classroom to help learners to reason, discuss, argue, and explain in order to develop their higher order thinking and their articulacy.

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