Welcome to the Skills for Life Network E-News Update

We have another busy edition of the e-news update for you. You may be particularly interested in:

  • finding out about the review of 14-19 vocational education recently announced by Education Secretary Michael Gove
  • taking a few minutes to have your say on services for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) or disabilities in England

See below for full details.

Happy surfing!

Barbara Zealley
Caryn Loftus

Network Managers

 

Resources

Model Maths Papers

Model Maths Papers
If you have ever tried to do any past GCSE maths papers you will probably have noticed that the answers given in the mark schemes are just that! They don’t explain the method and can be difficult to follow, particularly where graphs need to be drawn. Model Maths papers from Chatterton Tuition will provide you with the model answers and detailed workings you need.

Jobs

Associate Lecturers (Sessional)

Associate Lecturers (Sessional)
Prospects Professional Training and Consultancy, Sheffield

Fractional Lecturers - ESOL, Skills for Life and Functional Skills

Fractional Lecturers - ESOL, Skills for Life and Functional Skills
Hull College is recruiting hourly–paid Lecturers in Literacy, Numeracy, ESOL and Functional Skills to join their pool of staff available for work in 2010/2011

Part –Time Sessional Tutors

Part –Time Sessional Tutors
Forster Community College, Bradford

Skills for Life Tutor

Skills for Life Tutor
Interactive Development Ltd, North East

Skills for Life Tutors

Skills for Life Tutors
National Consortium of Colleges: opportunities in all regions of England

Skills for Life Tutors

Skills for Life Tutors
International Learming Centre: South Manchester, Rochdale, Oldham and South Liverpool

Training & Development

Getting the Credit You Deserve

Getting the Credit You Deserve
Are you a trainer/teacher in the lifelong learning sector? Want recognition for your skills and experience? Want to get your teaching qualification but don’t want to start from the beginning? Then come to the 'Getting the Credit’ advice and guidance events Fri 24th Sept from 2-4 pm or Wed 29th Sept from 5-7pm at the Teaching Development Centre, Newcastle College

Introducing Skills for Life Support

Introducing Skills for Life Support
Would you like to develop your Skills for Life provision? Skills for Life Support is a specialist support service for providers of Skills for Life, Functional Skills, Financial Capability and Employability Skills. We provide quality support that will help take your provision to the next level.

Teacher training courses starting soon

Teacher training courses starting soon
Information on teacher training courses starting soon at the Teaching Development Centre, Newcastle College, including subject specialist programmes, the BA and the MA in Lifelong Learning and Professional Development

Knowledgebase

Children And Young People With Special Educational Needs And Disabilities - Call For Views
The Department for Education is seeking the views of all those who have an interest in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to inform their Green Paper in the autumn

Developing a Whole Organisation Approach to Functional Skills
Thursday 7th October 2010, Leyland Hotel, Preston. This event aims to promote a positive functional skills agenda and to bring everyone up to speed on functional skills.

Education Secretary Michael Gove announces review of 14-19 vocational education
Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced a major independent review of vocational education for 14- to 19-year-olds, to be led by Professor Alison Wolf, of King’s College London

Maths4Us: Free Poster Pack
These three posters are for practitioners to use in literacy and language classrooms

Reading for Life website
Reading for Life is a campaign that focuses on those who are least likely to read. The new Reading for Life website has tips and advice, free downloads, competitions and games.

Skills Funding Agency (SFA) Minimum Contract Levels
The SFA is about to roll out a £250,000 minimum level for its contracts, which may encourage providers to develop consortia and sub-contracting arrangements with other Training Providers or Colleges

Skills Funding Agency Chief Executive warns on 'money running out'
In a tough speech at the Further Education Mergers, Confederations and Shared Partnerships 2010 conference, Skills Funding Agency Chief Executive Geoff Russell warned senior sector leaders that 'the money was running out' and that action sooner, rather than later, was needed to prevent institutions from becoming financially unstable.

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