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If you haven't already seen the National Audit Office Report: 'Skills for Life: Progress in Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy' do take a look at the summary article below, which also links through to the full report.

Teacher Training: Programme Development Grants for Skills for Life teacher education courses are still available. The deadline for applications is now 30th June - more info below. You'll see that the NCETM also has grants available to support teacher research or teacher development projects associated with mathematics.

Member requests: Paula Rama at the New University of Lisbon is currently taking an MA in Language Teaching and would like to know if any Skills for Life Network members would be interested in exchanging experiences on the topic of assessing teachers. You can contact Paula via email.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

The PD Net Summer Programme for 2008 includes: Teaching Writing at Entry Levels; Effective Embedding and Delivery of Functional Skills; Easy ICT Tricks and Tips for Literacy Tutors; Write IT Read IT; Understanding Dyslexia and Strategies for Supporting Dyslexic Students on Skills for Life Courses; Get Active and Functional in Number Skills and Effective Communication

PD Net Yorkshire and Humberside: Full Day Training Events
The PD Net Summer Programme for 2008 includes: Teaching Writing at Entry Levels; Effective Embedding and Delivery of Functional Skills; Easy ICT Tricks and Tips for Literacy Tutors; Write IT Read IT; Understanding Dyslexia and Strategies for Supporting Dyslexic Students on Skills for Life Courses; Get Active and Functional in Number Skills and Effective Communication

Resources

Information on our new online Target Skills Gold resource, our English in Action suite for ESOL learners, a great range of special offers and our new Summer Newsletter

Resources Update (including special offers!) from Tribal
Information on our new online Target Skills Gold resource, our English in Action suite for ESOL learners, a great range of special offers and our new Summer Newsletter

Making sound decisions and choosing appropriate behaviours are essential skills for life. This set of photocopiable workbooks will help your students develop the strategies, behaviours and attitudes they need in order to achieve these goals.

Tackling Issues, a new series of four awareness raising packs from Avantibooks
Making sound decisions and choosing appropriate behaviours are essential skills for life. This set of photocopiable workbooks will help your students develop the strategies, behaviours and attitudes they need in order to achieve these goals.

Jobs

3 Posts based in Rotherham South Yorkshire; 1 Post based in Birkenhead The Wirral

Basic Skills Tutor
3 Posts based in Rotherham South Yorkshire; 1 Post based in Birkenhead The Wirral . Closing date 27 Jun 2008

Bradford College, West Yorkshire

Curriculum Team Leader - Skills for Life Employer Engagement
Bradford College, West Yorkshire. Closing date 20 Jun 2008

East Berkshire College

Head of School - ESOL
East Berkshire College. Closing date 20 Jun 2008

Training Plus merseyside, North West

Key Skills Teacher
Training Plus merseyside, North West. Closing date 7 Jul 2008

Bradford College, West Yorkshire

Lecturer in ESOL and IT
Bradford College, West Yorkshire. Closing date 18 Jun 2008

Redcar & Cleveland Adult Learning Service, North East

Literacy and ESOL Tutors
Redcar & Cleveland Adult Learning Service, North East. Closing date 13 Jun 2008

Bradford College, West Yorkshire

Programme Manager - English/Skills for Life and Communication
Bradford College, West Yorkshire. Closing date 20 Jun 2008

South East Essex College, Southend-on-Sea, South East

Skills for Life Specialist/Consultant
South East Essex College, Southend-on-Sea, South East. Closing date 20 Jun 2008

Hull College, Humberside

Skills for Life Trainer/Consultant (Train to Gain & Services to Business)
Hull College, Humberside. Closing date 25 Jun 2008

Freeman College, Sheffield

Skills for Life Tutor
Freeman College, Sheffield. Closing date 16 Jun 2008

Real Time Training Ltd,  South Liverpool area

Skills for Life Tutor
Real Time Training Ltd, South Liverpool area. Closing date 13 Jun 2008

Knowledgebase

Get Ready for the Level 5 Subject Specialism in Literacy Teaching
Northern College are offering a short Level 3 Literacy Bridging Course in June and July 2008 to prepare you for progression to the Level 5 course

Grants available from the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics
Applications for the next round of NCETM grants are invited for submission between 9 June 11 July 2008

Invitation to the launch of Skilled to go
Skilled to go is a free online resource that develops consumer skills, confidence and knowledge alongside literacy and numeracy skills with additional suggestions for use with ESOL learners

Making your numeracy work add up
Durham, Wednesday 9th July 2008 9.30am - 1.30pm, followed by lunch: a free event for managers of Skills for Life and those responsible for Train to Gain and apprenticeship programmes to explore numeracy strategies and resources

Motivating Skills for Life Learners to Persist, Progress and Achieve - free National Conferences
Bristol - Monday 30th June; London - Tuesday 1st July 2008 and Birmingham - Friday 4th July

Programme Development Grants for Skills for Life teacher-education courses
Apply now for the remaining grants of 2,000-12,000 to support literacy, numeracy and ESOL teacher-education programmes

Skills for Life in the 21st Century: Do you have the resources you need?
Wednesday 25th June 2008, 9:30 3.45 pm, Yorkshire and the Humber - a practical and interactive event for Skills for Life professionals, free of charge

Skills for Life: Progress in Improving Adult Literacy and Numeracy
A report by the National Audit Office published on the 6th June 2008

Understanding Teacher Training Reforms in the Lifelong Learning Sector - how they affect you
Tuesday 17th June 2008, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, Northern College, Barnsley

Volunteer Teachers required for Kashmir
Experienced and well-qualified teachers are required for 6 weeks to teach English (Trinity E2/3 and Level 1) and basic computing to male and female students in the earthquake area of Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)

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