Maths and English Category

£50 million basic skills funding boost leaves sector ‘surprised’

FE providers have expressed surprise after it emerged a £50 million funding boost was made available to help working adults improve their basic English and maths skills. http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/05/09/sector-quot-surprised-quot-at-163-50-million-funding-boost-for-basic-skills.aspx

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Maths teacher boost for further education colleges

Graduates who take up a maths teaching post at a further education (FE) college in England are to be given a “golden hello” of £7,500. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) said the money would be paid in the second year of teaching. The £20m FE maths drive will also give colleges bonus […]

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Shortage of English and maths teachers puts college funding at risk

A shortfall of more than 2,000 English and maths teachers risks jeopardising FE providers’ efforts to comply with new government funding rules, a college leader has warned. http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/01/10/shortfall-of-2-000-english-and-maths-teachers-quot-could-jeopardise-colleges-39-funding-quot.aspx

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We must bust the myth that anyone at a college can teach English and maths

“We need to do something to combat the opinion that anybody can teach basic skills,” Helen Casey told MPs this week. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/feb/19/college-teacher-english-maths-vocational-specialists

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