Presentation on theme: "Traineeships – What works for English and Maths! Welcome! Denny Brothers Conference Centre Bury St Edmunds 11 th July 2014 – 10.30am – 15.30pm."— Presentation transcript:
Traineeships – What works for English and Maths! Welcome! Denny Brothers Conference Centre Bury St Edmunds 11 th July 2014 – 10.30am – 15.30pm
10.30 – 10.45 Welcome and introductions - Project overview – Aim/Objectives of event (Wendy Wilkinson, ACER) 10.45 – 11.30 Traineeship Recruitment – Cambridge Regional College – Lead Partner – What works for us! (Heidi Hodgson, CRC) – Task 1 – Area for development or Improvement? 11.30 – 12.15English and maths – support in practice (Jo Loss – Essex County Council) 12.15 – 12.45 Development activity – All Project partners 12.45 – 1.15 LUNCH 1.15 – 1.45e-learning tools for English and Maths (Bob Read, ACER) 1.45 – 2.00Staff development – personal and professional skills (Bob Read, ACER) 2.00 – 3.00 - Task 2 - workshops: Embedding (Wendy Wilkinson) Progression into GCSE English (Bob Read) 3.00 – 3.30Networking and Evaluation AGENDA 10.30am – 15.30pm (lunch 12.45pm)
Objectives to: review and share effective recruitment strategies for Traineeship programmes share effective practice in the delivery of English and maths skills on Traineeships discuss ideas and good practice materials/approaches for collation in the 'How to' guide consider staff development opportunities and curriculum support activity to improve teaching and learning Traineeships – what works for English and Maths?
The Education and Training Foundation/AELP bid £715,000 funding in total – national project – 14 successful Purpose - CPD, resources/materials to improve outcomes from traineeship programmes for learners and employers. Strands: – 1. Quality of teaching (eg English and maths, Employability skills) – 2. Engaging with employers and work placements – 3. Robust initial assessment processes – 4. Quality of provision for learners from vulnerable and excluded groups http://www.traineeship-staff-support.co.uk/ Our project
Aim: to increase the scale of traineeship delivery in the East of England and to improve the quality of teaching with a focus on English and Maths, employability and basic occupational skills. In doing this we will concentrates, in the main, on developing trainers and assessors to deliver English and Maths with a focus on GCSEs. Our project - Transition from Functional Skills to GCSE English and Maths
Runs from April – July 2014 CRC lead provider ACER project management 3 partner groupings – 6 partners – Business Managers/Employer Engagement/WBL – English Specialists – Maths Specialists 5 Workshops 1-2-1 support Regional event Production of good practice ‘How to’ Guides Our project
6 Project partners: Broadland Council Training Services Anne Clarke Ltd Cambridgeshire ACL/Library Services Cambridge Regional College Easton & Otley College South Essex ACL Our project
Heidi Hodgson Cambridge Regional College Traineeship recruitment – what works for us!
Working in pairs - introduce yourself Discuss your learner recruitment approaches – use the checklist to identify areas of development or improvement Feedback to main group 3 key aspects of effective practice Task 1 - Area for development or Improvement?
English and Maths – what works for us and why! HARLOW FC TRAINEESHIP English and maths – what works
All males aged 17-19 4 mornings a week – Employability, maths, English and study session All within Harlow FC Afternoons work experience including football No traditional classroom setting, technology available The Background
Use of technology Padlet Xerte YouTube Fodey http://xot20.essexacl.ac.uk/rss.php?username=Jo_Loss http://padlet.com/jo_loss/slaz4cjps0e6 Challenges Improper use of technology Short attention span E3 on average Barriers to writing English – what works
Share progress to date Identify an aspect of effective practice developed as a result of the project Outline further action for improvement Our project - update from project partners
making the link to trainees’ own use of English in their daily lives and in their chosen vocation. group discussion activities trainees’ own ‘skills audit’ based on job role Padlet: - an online virtual wall - used to collate information, share ideas and web links - learners created their own walls which they were able to keep for as long as they needed. Cambridge Regional College Engaging Traineeship learners with English
Relating everything to the real working environment. http://padlet.com/mmartin20/22xrl93ef1p Contracts http://padlet.com/mmartin20/22xrl93ef1p http://padlet.com/AFKmuch/27pnlh3193ib ERR http://padlet.com/AFKmuch/27pnlh3193ib http://padlet.com/AFKmuch/cndq90g905vd Skills-Scan http://padlet.com/AFKmuch/cndq90g905vd http://padlet.com/99205196/4zbhng5g3m81 Incident reporting http://padlet.com/99205196/4zbhng5g3m81 http://padlet.com/Chiefette/59luenpyqten Cover Letter http://padlet.com/Chiefette/59luenpyqten By completing these walls the learners were able to find and interpret information,relating it to audience and purpose and also complete writing tasks. Interview Padlet walls and their purpose
Broadland Council Training Services Areas of Good Practice Delivery and support with CV building Developmental interview skills Supporting use of in house initial assessments Embedded and contextualised functional skills tasks
Current Development Introduction of Bite Size QCF units for English and Maths Use of skills audits Development of Edmodo online facility for learners Staff development for assessors Broadland Council Training Services
Young Adults Leaving Care and Staff Development Development of Individual Learning Plan to incorporate: – Cambridgeshire County initial assessments – Goal setting in workplace skills, English and maths – Reflection on learning from all staff involved as well as individual learner – http://cambsacl.pbworks.com/w/page/81659384/Traineeships http://cambsacl.pbworks.com/w/page/81659384/Traineeships L3 blended learning course in English for Teachers – maths course in planning stage Cambridgeshire Learning Services
Contextualised initial assessment resources Unpacked Job Description into tasks Customer Service, Admin, IT, H&S Created: Self-assessment checklist, Can Do cards, paperwork file, online tool for resources Benefits: promoted discussion on English within the workplace can adapt for maths and for any job description knowledge/use of new online teaching/collation tools Cambridgeshire Learning Services
Developed assessment flow chart process to ensure correct route for English and Maths. Accreditation bite size units Training session planned for all involved in delivery of bite size units Review delivery process to include group delivery where possible Generic work related Maths and English resources to be developed Overview
Using generic, work related tasks that will be relevant to all learners Maths – comparing two job offers. Job titles can be changed easily to embed different areas. – comparing and calculating transport costs – Hours worked – pay English - incident form. – Reading – Writing – Speaking and listening skills Maths & English resources
Can do cards math bright + colourful + significant consolidation = responsive initial assessment x confidence building a trick up your sleeve………
Linking skills assessment to workplace development and employer awareness of English, maths and ICT Take the job description Add some key skill areas to be maintained/transferred to the workplace/specific vocational area Mix in two or three aspects of English, maths or ICT to be developed Fold in gently by embedding Produce with graphics and guidance for the employer