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Improving Maths and English in Further Education: A Practical Guide

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Improving Maths and English in Further Education provides a strategic, practical and easily applied toolkit for teachers and leaders as they work with students to gain core skills.

The book highlights the unique challenges that are faced within the sector and the value of embedding college-wide literacy and numeracy for success, providing a range of strategies to resolve challenges.  Structured to make sure that there is always an alternative approach, method or suggestion, the book allows the reader to choose the steps that suit their context best.

Each chapter looks at the key priorities: •Identifies a range of potential solutions to a challenge faced in FE•Acknowledges potential implementation pitfalls and remedies•Suggests practical takeaways, key considerations and next steps Teachers and staff within further and Post-16 education will find this an essential resource for supporting students studying maths and English. "Teachers and leaders from curriculum areas across the sector will find scenarios and anecdotes that resonate in this book; timetabling, accountability, motivation… a must read."Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager – FE"This is an interesting and engaging read from Jonny, who has produced a book that brings together contemporary educational literature, with a personal and honest take on leading and teaching English and Maths in FE."Steven Wallis, Executive Director Quality, NCG"This book caters for the many different voices, people and characters in FE - it does exactly what it says on the tin...

It will give you all the tools for a great job with an evidence base to boot."Julia Smith, @tessmaths Jonathan Kay has managed and led English and maths departments in Further Education since 2017, as well as working as consultant for the Association of Colleges and Lead English Expert and examiner for a leading exam board.

Jonathan has also previously worked as an English teacher, 2nd in Department and Head of English in a range of Secondary schools.

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Product Details
Open University Press
0335250378 / 9780335250370
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
1 volume