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AOSEC English & Maths Network

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Date(s) - 20/03/2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Farnborough College of Technology



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 Education and Training Foundation – update

Imke Djouadj, Head of Programmes: maths and English, Education and Training Foundation

11:00 Questions & discussion
11:20 Promoting English and maths through digital learning

Tyra Bashir, Head of GCSE Maths and English, Farnborough College of Technology and Andrew Hartley and Sharif Mohammad, Google

11:40 Questions & discussion
12:00 Networking lunch
12:30 Maths and English case studies: the truth revealed

  • How we supported colleges to look differently at maths and English
  • What are the key things that really make a difference?
  • Feedback from colleges on what they did and how it changed things

Lainy Russell, Post-16 Programme Manager, Achievement for All

12:50 Questions & discussion
13:10 Group discussion

  • Progress of the new specifications for English and maths
  • Preparing students for exams

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

13:40 Sharing and networking

  • This open group discussion will give each colleague the opportunity to talk and share the activity their college is currently involved in, highlighting any challenges and raise any concerns. This session is designed to help colleagues hear others ideas and aid in problem solving.

Colleagues are asked to prepare thoughts and comments in advance.

14:00 AOSEC update

AOSEC representative

14:10 Any other business

  • Next steps for the English and maths network
14:20 Final thoughts, network round-up
14:30 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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