CPD courses for maths & English teachers

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Shaping Success in Maths and English

Good literacy and numeracy skills are central to success work and life. The ETF offers a comprehensive range of CPD courses to support effective teaching of maths and English for teachers of GCSE, Functional Skills, apprenticeships and study programmes. Each year around 4,000 practitioners complete face to face, online and blended courses to improve their teaching and assessment approaches in maths and English.

Shaping Success has been carefully designed to provide solutions to concerns around progress in post-16 maths and English attainment. Our courses are making an impact; watch our video of Liam Alderton explaining how we supported him to enhance his digital approach to teaching maths and English.

We offer a wrap-around programme of support for maths and English and the opportunity to engage with our Regional Specialist Leads, delivering advice and guidance and identifying the best options available for organisations and individuals on a local level.

Our offer is flexible; as well as CPD courses, we can offer packages of support tailored to your organisation or network’s needs. This might include strategic or operational support sessions with leaders and managers, CPD sessions with staff, webinars, follow up activities and resource development workshops. Contact your Regional Specialist Lead for more information.

Download the Shaping Success flyer for an overview of our offer.

Accessing courses and resources from the Shaping Success offer will help you raise the standard of teaching, the attainment of pupils and better prepare students for key maths and English skills in the workplace.

Other ETF support for maths and English includes:

  • Free online modules and self-evaluation tools to develop your personal maths or English skills at level 2, with some extension to level 3.
  • Interactive webinars that offer the opportunity to collaborate with other practitioners, learn new strategies and share best practice. These sessions are unique learning experiences so do not miss out.
  • Top Ten Tips provide advice and guidance to improve outcomes when managing maths and English provision.
  • Guidelines for assessment and tracking, co-created with the sector, setting out clear expectations of effective practice in assessment for learning.
  • A range of tools, resources and case studies on the Excellence Gateway, our resources portal with dedicated maths and English exhibition sites.
  • Resources for teaching ESOL learners in mainstream FE classrooms as well as dedicated ESOL resources for practitioners teaching new to ESOL learners.
  • Resources to support promotion of maths and English in work experience.
  • Practitioners are also invited to join the ETF’s Professional Exchange Networks (PENs) to explore regional challenges and reflect on effective practice in the sector.

For organisational level support, providers can also engage with our dedicated team of specialists to receive a maths and English strategic support visit to identify high-level areas of need.

To discuss a strategic visit, or any other areas of our maths and English offer please contact Imke Djouadj.