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We have news of some new ESOL resources in this edition of the update. The 'ESOL at Harewood' resource pack will be launched in July at Harewood House, Leeds. If you can't make the launch, you can still access the resources by downloading them from the Harewood House website - see below for more details on attending the launch and on the resources.

If you'd like to find out more about how the Skills Funding Agency will operate, you may find the recent publication from DIUS useful - see the article below for more information.

Finally, a reminder that there's a free event in Leyland on the 25th June for those interested in finding out about support to improve Numeracy/Maths provision in the North West.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

Resources

A suite of independent professional bulletins covering the skills agenda, providing: critical analysis of policy; up to the minute reporting on key developments; examples of good practice and comment and debate on key issues

Independent skills newsletters
A suite of independent professional bulletins covering the skills agenda, providing: critical analysis of policy; up to the minute reporting on key developments; examples of good practice and comment and debate on key issues

A powerful, games-based programme to effortlessly teach students of all ages how to understand the differences between confusing pairs of words, particularly students who have literacy difficulties or dyslexic tendencies

Spell Write Right
A powerful, games-based programme to effortlessly teach students of all ages how to understand the differences between confusing pairs of words, particularly students who have literacy difficulties or dyslexic tendencies

Jobs

North Yorkshire County Council, based Northallerton

Assistant Skills for Life Manager
North Yorkshire County Council, based Northallerton. Closing date 26 Jun 2009

South Gloucestershire Council

Community Learning Development Worker
South Gloucestershire Council. Closing date 23 Jun 2009

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology

Curriculum Leader in Cross College English (GCSE)
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology. Closing date 25 Jun 2009

Rotherham College of Arts and Technology

Curriculum Leader in Key Skills (Technology)
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology. Closing date 25 Jun 2009

Education Bradford

Freelance Family Learning Tutors
Education Bradford. Closing date 3 Jul 2009

New College Durham

Lecturer in Key Skills
New College Durham. Closing date 26 Jun 2009

WEA West Midlands Region

Part-Time ESOL and Literacy Tutor
WEA West Midlands Region. Closing date 3 Jul 2009

Gateshead Council

Recruitment Open Day
Gateshead Council. Closing date 11 Jul 2009

Cablecom Training Ltd, Teesside

Skills for Life Specialist
Cablecom Training Ltd, Teesside. Closing date 17 Jun 2009

Access Training Centres Limited, 1 post North East and 1 post North West

Skills for Life Tutors
Access Training Centres Limited, 1 post North East and 1 post North West. Closing date 3 Jul 2009

Co-operative College, Nationwide

Skills for life Tutors Literacy and Numeracy
Co-operative College, Nationwide. Closing date 10 Jul 2009

Knowledgebase

A Woman’s Place - Phase 2
Calls for expressions of interest to become involved in 10 pilots which will engage women in a range of learning activities, including ESOL and family learning

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
The Government has created a new Department for Business, Innovation and Skills by merging DIUS and BERR

Learning Revolution Transformation Fund
The Learning Revolution Transformation Fund of £20 million offers grants of various sizes to help projects get started

Level 3 Maths Bridging Course
Northern College are offering a short Level 3 bridging programme for people interested in undertaking a Level 5 Numeracy subject specialist qualification

New ESOL resource packs
Please join us to celebrate the launch of the ‘ESOL at Harewood’ resource pack on the July 15th 2009 4.30 – 6.30pm at the Entrance Hall and State Floor, Harewood House, Leeds

Reading at work booklet to launch
Trade unions and public library services can share innovative approaches to encouraging reading in the workplace through a new Reading Agency publication, which outlines how it can be a powerful force for social change

Skills Funding Agency: questions and answers for employers
A publication from DIUS that provides useful information on how the new Skills Funding Agency will operate

Support to Improve Numeracy/Maths Provision in the North West
25th June, Leyland: How can the national and regional support programmes make a difference to the performance of your organisation? How will a strategic approach to numeracy/maths capacity building provision support you? This networking and briefing event will update you on the national and regional programmes working in the North West region.

Teaching and Learning Annual Conference
A unique one-day conference to showcase resources, celebrate teaching and learning, and provide motivational approaches to help learners excel. The Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) is hosting this free one day event on Thursday 2 July 2009 in the Platinum Suite, ExCeL, London.

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