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School Improvement Partners (SIPs) e-newsletter: Summer 2009: Cross-phase: Apprenticeships for the school and children's workforce
News of funding being made available for apprenticeships and the implications for School Improvement Partners (SIPs), followed by questions SIPs can ask schools to assess their readiness to support the apprenticeship programme.
Functional skills in English, mathematics and ICT are a key component of the 14-19 reforms. They are incorporated in new GCSE criteria from 2010 and are a key requirement for diplomas, apprenticeships and the foundation learning tier (FLT).
This module shows how Functional Skills links with Apprenticeships, GCSEs, Diplomas and Foundation Learning.
An introduction to the Functional Skills Support Programme (FSSP), which is providing training to schools that are planning to introduce Functional Skills (FS) qualifications for 14-19 year-olds.
Behaviour and Attendance e-newsletter autumn 2009: Promoting Behaviour and Attendance school partnerships
A new Behaviour and Attendance (B+A) school partnership outcomes framework has been produced based on the ten key characteristics of effective partnerships identified in the Steer report, Learning behaviour: lessons learned .
The DCSF has removed the requirement for Level 2 Functional Skills for the award of a GCSE A*-C in English, mathematics and ICT in 2012.
Curriculum provision in secondary science: Appendix 1: Young people continuing in education or training post-16
Appexidix 1 of the Curriculum provision in secondary science discusses young people continuing in education or training post-16 from 2013.
This resource will principally support the leadership of English, mathematics and ICT within a school for the development of functional skills.
This resource has been created for consortium, school and subject leaders to support the implementation of functional skills with information, guidance and exemplification.
Local authorities (LAs) are now delivering Module 3 Assessing progress and Module 4 From Entry level to Level 1 to schools.
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