AoC West Midlands secured funding from the Department for Education to run a programme from January to March 2016. The programme supported colleges, independent and other training providers to improve learner achievement in English and maths, primarily, though not exclusively, at GCSE level.
The premise for this short-term programme of activity was that there is much to be gained from working with colleagues from other providers to embed good practice and learn from experience.
The funding supported the delivery and facilitation of:
- Four small-scale development projects (two in English and two in maths) where participants worked collectively with up to seven staff from other providers to develop new or embed current approaches and strategies for delivering English and/or maths.
- Two workshops which looked at how competition activity can be used as a teaching and learning strategy in English and maths particularly in vocational settings.