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AOSEC English & Maths Network

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Date(s) - 22/11/2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Reading College



English and maths continues to be top of the agenda and a challenge for colleges across the region. This network offers a platform to address the concerns and challenges regarding the delivery of maths and English qualifications.

Each agenda is a mix of college experiences and external speakers, all sharing their knowledge and skills to support the application of English and maths.

Ofqual, The Education and Training Foundation, Canterbury Christ Church University and AQA have all presented at this network. College contributions have included Worthing College, South Downs College, Central Sussex College and Brooklands College.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges, as well as share best practice with the group members.

Anne Haig Smith, Director – Applied Learning Foundation at Activate Learning, chairs this network and actively sources agenda items that will support the group members.

Upcoming meeting

10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and introductions

Anne Haig Smith, Director – Applied Learning Foundation, Activate Learning

10:40 Functional skills reform – update

Speaker TBA, NCFE

11:00 Questions & discussion
11:20 Education and Training Foundation – update

Judy Maguire, SE Regional Specialist Lead for Maths, Education and Training Foundation

11:40 Questions & discussion
12:00 Networking lunch
12:30 College experience

English and maths new GCSE specifications – Chichester College and Crawley College: the journey

Sam Cooke, Head of Learning for Maths and English, Chichester College and Sally Killick, Head of English and Maths, Crawley College

12:50 Questions & discussion
13:10 Sharing forum

  • Your experience of delivering the new specifications.
  • What resources are you using and how effective they are?

Facilitated by Anne Haig Smith, Director – Applied Learning Foundation, Activate Learning

13:40 Split round table discussions

How is your college approaching the speaking and listening element of the new GCSE?

Colleagues are asked to prepare thoughts and comments.


Ideas for introducing maths to students via a problem solving approach.

Colleagues are asked to prepare thoughts and comments.

14:10 Discussion feedback
14:30 AOSEC update

AOSEC representative

14:40 Any other business

Date / Venue / Topics for next session

14:50 Final thoughts and network round-up
15:00 Close

What Delegates have said

“Helps with supporting vocational colleagues and with future planning.”
Janine Kelly, Northbrook College

“I am better informed to support students.”
Linda Lab, BHASVIC

If you have any difficulty booking your place via the online form below, please email and we can add you to the delegate list manually.


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