CUREE - the Centre for Use of Research and Evidence in Education and emCETT - East Midlands Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training, are undertaking a consultation for the Education and Training Foundation looking at the workforce development needs of those developing English and maths skills in the education and training sector.
The consultation can be accessed here .
On behalf of CUREE/emCETT:
Help plan support for the development of English and maths
The Education and Training Foundation is seeking your views on how it can help you develop your learners’ skills.
Why consult now?
The Education and Training Foundation has an overarching remit to improve professionalism and standards in the education and training sector. The Foundation’s central responsibility is to ensure learners benefit from the development of a well-qualified, effective and up-to-date workforce supported by good leadership, management and governance.
The Foundation is in the process of generating a Strategic Plan for the next three years and a more detailed update to the current delivery plan for 2014-2015. Fundamental to the Foundation's principles is to engage with the sector and to draw on robust evidence when deciding on future programmes of work. The development of learners’ English and maths skills, and the development of the workforce who support learners, are national priorities. Therefore the Foundation is keen to learn from the sector how they can best support teaching and learning providers over the next few years.
How to take part
You can help shape future support by undertaking one of two short e-surveys.
Practitioner/manager survey: aimed at gathering the views of English, maths and vocational practitioners and managers who support the development of learners’ English and maths.
Strategic leader survey: aimed at senior management teams of education and training providers.
A free webinar will be held on Wednesday 19 March (1.30-2.30pm) so that you can take part in a discussion around the issues covered in the survey. Anyone with an interest in workforce development/CPD for those developing English and maths is invited to take part.
To register email Jo Byrne, project administrator, emCETT, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pan regional events
Three events will take place aimed at people interested in planning professional development opportunities for those developing English and maths skills. The events will explore how the impact of professional development on outcomes for learners can be captured.
Tuesday 18 March, Birmingham, Orange Studios
Wednesday 19 March, London, Dominion Theatre
Thursday 20 March, York, Royal York Hotel
Registration opens at 9.30am for all three events for a 10.00am start and 1.00pm close, with lunch served at 1.00pm.
To register email email@example.com
In addition there will be five focus groups held around the country that you might be invited to attend.
To follow the consultation on Twitter use #ETF_emcon
The Foundation commissioned the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education (CUREE) working with East Midlands Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (emCETT) to undertake the consultation. The team has undertaken a literature review and interviews with key stakeholders prior to developing the e-survey and range of consultation events.